If we put as much time, energy and creativity into our work as we did coming up with ways to avoid our work, we’d be prolific.
Scrolling, masturbating, tweeting, cheating, drinking, smoking, eating (sugar & fried foods), complaining, answering email, refreshing email, creating unnecessary drama in our lives, bad-mouthing those doing well and ranting about things we can’t change are just a handful of the many clever and creative things we do to avoid doing real work that will create impact.
When you find yourself being unproductive, it might help to take a closer look at what you’ve been productive at — there is good chance that if you can’t find the time to do good work you’ve spent most of it doing something in the pile above.
Be very aware of the things you’re doing to keep you from doing what you’re supposed to be doing.
By Cole Schafer.