A friend of mine made a comment the other day that struck me as broadly applicable. We were talking about face moisturizers, and a person (who sells a certain line of expensive skincare) brought up the miracles of her product. My friend looked her in the face and said:
“If all it took were buying that product, no one would have wrinkles.”
The same applies to weight loss. If losing weight were easy, everyone would be at their ideal weight.
It also applies to productivity. If all it took to be optimally productive was to follow system X, then everyone would be doing it.
The truth is, these things aren’t easy. The same things don’t work for everyone.
So if you struggle from time to time, remind yourself that what you are trying to do isn’t easy. If it were, everyone would do it.
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