Excellent post from The Energy Project – one of my favourite blogs for motivation!
The proper role for your pre-frontal cortex is to decide what behavior you want to change, design the ritual you’ll undertake, and then get out of the way. “It is a profoundly erroneous truism that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing,” the philosopher A.N. Whitehead explained back in 1911. “The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.”
I crave a state where I can get done what I want and need to get done, without it feeling like an uphill struggle. I do indeed spend far too much time thinking about what I’m going to do – making lists included! – using up all that energy I should be conserving for actual doing!