Furiously reaching into your briefcase of bullshit

Here’s the great realization about productivity. 

Time management is not the issue, energy management is. 

Because that’s something we can actually control. Energy is a real, living, breathing thing. Unlike time, which doesn’t exist. 

The sad thing is, some people are virtuosos at crafting brilliant explanations for why they can’t do things. You can’t get a straight answer from them. It’s exhausting and annoying. 

The story of woe they tell about their inability to execute is air tight. And the more we push back against them, the deeper they dig. Like a defense attorney furiously reaching into his briefcase for yet another piece of evidence.

The point is, there is no reasoning with them. There is no telling them that the number of calories they burn on avoiding the work could be actually be rerouted into a meaningful direction. Because in their mind, the problem will always be the external force of time, not the internal fuel of energy. 

It breaks my heart. 

People have so many great ideas. But far too many of those ideas stay in idea form forever. 


What’s your favorite way to justify procrastination?

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Scott Ginsberg

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