Most of the things that end up on a “to do” list are goals. Goals are fun to set, and the reward center in our brain loves the rush that comes with crossing them off the list. Whether accomplishing a goal indicates real progress or merely the passage of time depends on the higher purpose which the goal serves.
When goals are a sophisticated way to avoid starting the real work, look to see whether they are grounded in purpose. Procrastination enjoys masquerading as progress.
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