You may be suffering from procrastination and a lack of productivity. Feeling stuck, even. But in this, there's also a potential advantage...
Doing focused, deep work, being productive and avoiding distractions and procrastination is getting harder for everyone. It's not just you.
I would go so far to say that focus is a rare and somewhat exotic skill, these days. And that means that if you learn it - if you build this skill - you gain a massive advantage over (almost) everyone else.
An obstacle to putting the advice in today's video into action is the "future investment" problem. It's a problem with the human brain: we are disproportionately attracted to instant gratification. Inversely, we are terrible at valuing long term investments properly.
The human brain's default setting is to favor even the tiniest of instant rewards over long term gains.
Knowing about this doesn't make it easy to overcome, of course.
It is possible to overcome this problem.
It's possible to build your "productivity muscles", to build the skills of focus, discipline and follow-through.
With the right systems and some patience, you can build up habits and skills that can transform your life. If you've ever wondered why I've been obsessed with productivity and skill building for the last decade, this is it.
The payoff from this obsession is slow. But immense.
Does my message help you re-frame your priorities? Can you see how all the hacks and tips and shortcuts are actually distracting you from making real progress?
Let me know if this message resonates with you. And let me know what you think you can do differently, to escape the "shortcut trap", in the next 12 months.
P.S.: if you feel like you're "too busy" to watch the video... you should definitely watch the video.
I'm the founder of ActiveGrowth and Thrive Themes and over the last years, I've created and marketed a dozen different software, information and SaaS products. Apart from running my business, I spend most of my time reading, learning, developing skills and helping other people develop theirs. On ActiveGrowth, I want to help you become a better entrepreneur and product creator. Read more about my story here.
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