Don’t tell me nothing because I don’t believe that for a minute. We all do things that we know perfectly well might put us into some hole or other, a deficit that will be difficult to overcome, and yet we cannot help ourselves. I save up personal business phone calls. Note that I said personal – I would like to say that I spend so much effort on work related calls that I just don’t have the energy for the personal business related calls.
Psychologists just love to study this sort of thing and then tell us all about our foolish ways of undermining ourselves. The really honest ones let us know that they got into this area of study because they know they are the worst offenders of counterproductive actions. The others are just too holier-than-thou for words.
Back to you and the shovel that you are right at this moment using to pierce the ground at your feet in the form of a doughnut that belies your diet or a bit of office gossip that can be traced back to you. Ask yourself why? What do you hope to accomplish with this counterproductive act? Well, you don’t know, you are just in the moment and it is too delicious to pass up. Pay for it later? Hmph, future self can deal with it. S/he will have the energy, skills, will power, stamina necessary that you just can’t seem to muster at the moment. Right?
What do you have to say for yourself? Me, I’m going to get right on that list of calls. Right after I do this other thing.
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