The lies you tell yourself about Twitter threads and Medium Articles
You stopped scrolling and clicked on this because you want to know how you’re lying to yourself.
Here’s 5 ways you’re deceiving yourself (and 5 things you can do about it).
1/ I’m going to implement these tips / read these books.
2/ I’ll save this and use it later.
3/ This isn’t just entertainment.
4/ This is the last one then I’m going back to work.
5/ This thread could contain the answer to my problems.
Instead, think this way:
1/ Pick one tip or book, not 10+ and actually do it.
2/ I’m never coming back to this.
Don’t build a list of things to read that you’ll never read.
3/ This might just be entertainment, and if it’s intentional, that’s ok.
4/ This probably will not be my last one. I’m going to read a bunch more of these.
5/ This thread will not solve my problems, but it might be a bit interesting and give me a tiny squirt of dopamine.
Any other lies you tell yourself as you scroll Twitter?
Let me know@davewent
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