Monday, January 13, 2014

If Commitment Isn’t the Answer, Rephrase the Question

Productivity is not a science.

We just tell ourselves it is. 

That’s the human tendency. 

To seek out systems and structures and seven step equations for getting things done. We just love any construct that satisfies our sense of order, offers security, conserves cognitive effort and gives us reassurance that some outside agent is absorbing the responsibility and doing the work for us.

But the reality is, when it comes to taking initiative and chasing your dreams and managing your time and juggling multiple projects simultaneously, the best technique is commitment.


Which isn’t exactly a sexy answer.

Saying to someone, look, if you would just freaking commit, everything would start to fall in place, rarely lights a fire under their ass.

All I know is, when we are willing to bleed for it, amazing things happen.