KAI ZEN: A Japanese Technique to Overcome Laziness

Almost all of us periodically sets ourselves a new goal or challenge — and just as often in the end fails to achieve them. We end up telling ourselves that we’re just not ready yet, that we’ll do it next week, next month…next year.

We might even pursue them with zeal at the start. But once we’ve made a small amount of effort, we’ll tell ourselves we’ve done enough, and it’s time to take this whole ‘starting a new life’ thing more slowly.

Why does it always turn out like this? The answer’s fairly obvious: Because we try to achieve too much, too fast; because we get sick of the new responsibility; because it’s difficult to change old habits and try something new.

David Allen: The Power of Imagery (article)

“Whether you’re an Olympic athlete who just competed in Pyeongchang, or you’re like me and you’re competing in the day-to-day games of Knowledge Work Athletics, imagery can play a powerful role in creating more of what you want. My essay this month talks about how I’ve used imagery in my life and some fun and useful ways you might want to play with it in yours.”

Article from David Allen, 03/28/2018

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