It’s not that we have less self-awareness, but rather that we are more easily distracted. We are more likely to be in the habit of focusing on the immediate task at hand, rather than taking the time to reflect on our actions, our goals, our surroundings, etc.
The reason we take such a long time to remember something is because we are so busy processing information and making plans that we rarely take the time to think about the fact we’re on autopilot. Our mind is like a giant computer where we’re processing all sorts of information and not taking the time to have a rational thought about what we just did.
This is also true in business. You start a project, you come up with a plan and start to implement it, and then you realize you haven’t made the deadline and you’re really behind. It’s the same reason we often do more work when we’re on the verge of getting something done because we’re so busy thinking about what we’re doing instead of doing it.
The reason we get stuck in this loop is because we are always trying to figure out what we should be doing. We want to improve, we want to complete, we want to get more done, we want to achieve more. As long as we think we’re doing just enough, we’re not, and the same thing is true in business. We always want to make ourselves smarter, faster, and more efficient.
The thing about being busy is that you are always busy. When we get stuck in the “what are we already doing?” loop, we tend to get stuck in “what are we going to do next?” and this is what causes us to procrastinate. We’re too busy to actually get anything done.
You need to stop and ask yourself what you are most interested in. Are you interested in improving, going faster, getting more done, or are you still trying to get the rest of the stuff done that you’re not currently getting done. Is it time to move on to the next project? Are you still stuck on the same project? Are you not sure which project you want to move on to? If this is the case, we can have some fun with our productivity toolbox.
I know I’m guilty of this and I know I need to get more organized. For the past two weeks I’ve been really procrastinating on things and I finally have the time to make it up to my new desk, my new monitor, and my new computer. That’s not the reason I did it though. The reason I did it was to get a quick fix for my new paint color, my new rug, and my new desk chair.
The reason I did it was because Im starting my own company. Ive been wanting to start a company for a while now and I think that I should start making some money (I mean at least to put on a sign in the window). I just cant figure out how to go about it. I started looking into things like web sites, online stores, etc. to make some money, but I cant figure out where to start.
I recently read a book about how to start a business and it made me want to start my own company immediately, but I cant. I think that it is a problem because if you want to be successful in business you need a lot of self-awareness. I mean if you are a self-aware person, you will know what to do and what not to do. The problem is that if you are not self-aware you will not know what to do and what not to do.
This is why we have a lot of self-awareness training courses online. Because if you are not self-aware you will not know what to do and what not to do.