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James Clear at Medium:

Motion allows us to feel like we’re making progress without running the risk of failure. Most of us are experts at avoiding criticism. It doesn’t feel good to fail or to be judged publicly, so we tend to avoid situations where that might happen. And that’s the biggest reason why you slip into motion rather than taking action: you want to delay failure. Motion makes you feel like you’re getting things done. But really, you’re just preparing to get something done. And when preparation becomes a form of procrastination, you need to change something.

I had a good mm-hmm moment reading this article by James Clear on the difference between motion vs action. I know I’m certainly guilty of being in motion far too often. Although I’d argue the article could drop the ‘smart people’ from the headline, this is an everyone problem.

I had a good mm-hmm moment reading this article by James Clear on the difference between motion vs action. I know I'm certainly guilty of being in motion far too often. Although I'd argue the article could drop the 'smart people' from the headline, this is an everyone problem.

∞ https://medium.com/the-mission/the-mistake-smart-people-make-being-in-motion-vs-taking-action-fb120dd1f434

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