James Clear is a writer and researcher on behavioral psychology, habit formation, and performance improvement. My articles are read by over 500,000 people each month…
He recently published an informative article “The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do (And What to Do About It)”
You can read it here (http://jamesclear.com/akrasia)
In this short article James Clear is sharing his opinion about the views of Aristotle and of Victor Hugo (the French author of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’) on the subject. James is also listing the reasons ‘Why We Make Plans, But Don’t Take Action’ as ‘The Akrasia Antidote: 3 Ways to Beat Procrastination’ to be
Dear James, I find that Since Aristotle, times have changed a bit, as the meaning of Akrasia (“in power over oneself”). Our power is no longer defined within our own self. It was true then, for the few, but now it becomes the truth of many.
We do not have to grow through self limitations and self inflicting pain, even though we more often than not, still do… We can now grow though creating our goals bigger than ourselves…
Our power is no longer ‘limited’ in the desire for self. Akrasia (“in power over oneself”) is now hidden in the ‘quality’ of relationships we have with others.
Energetically our society has a much greater responsibility for each of its members.
We have grown up and have are now developing greater biological ability to feel the needs of others (recognize the uniqueness of others, respect their contribution as our empathize with others)
As individuals and as part of small enterprises and a big cooperation we have the ability to raise the bar on our goals to add the true benefit of others to join with our individual needs.
Technologically we are also much more capable as individuals and as cooperation to make a difference in the lives of others.
That said, in this special time of the evolution of humanity and in parallel and not coincidental, in our science and technology, true leaders, those who have a bigger part to play, will no longer be able to get motivated, and stop procrastination unless their goals had a much greater positive impact on society than their personal gain…
Nature seems to inspire this need to making your life important for others, and makes our feeling of ‘benefit’ energetically also be felt and important to beat procrastination and a sense of instant gratification for every single person’s long term goals, no matter how big or small they believe their ‘role’ in society has been…
“if you have saved/inspired the life of one person as if you have saved humanity as a whole” -Ancient Truth
This is exactly why at our recent class I’ve introduced ‘the morning ritual’ and the ‘three wishes’!!
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