Do the work.
You know it is true. You know it is right but you do not get to do it.
Too busy? Too lazy?
Maybe you are just unclear with your goals.
Humans are goal-driven animals. We just cannot move our little finger if we do not have a reason for it. It may be a primal instinct that drive you toward action, and skip the rationalisation altogether, or it may be a cold rationalised series of strategic moves, or a mix of both. Whatever it is, the clearer it will be for you, the better off you will be.
Too often, lack of productivity and the feeling of being in the busy hamster wheel is the result of a lack of clarity.
By lack of clarity, I mean that your head tells you one thing, but your guts tell you an other one, and you get confused.
When you get confused your brain is activating its internal brakes and you won’t get far.
Like, you know you should be finishing this report, but hell, that TED talk on the future of education is soooo interesting… hey! look a video on hamster… 2 hours later… no new lines on this report, or not much progress on this design thing, or whatever you were supposed to get done is yet to get done.
Because you don’t know why you were supposed to do this report on the first place… Like, yeah, you know it’s tied to your project/job/commitment to someone, but why was that someone important? What do you do this project? How is this linked to your long terms goal? etc.
In short, you need to get your guts and your brain to reconnect.
Get a piece of paper, your daily journal, an old envelop, whatever you can, and a pen. Write down:
“I want to do this report because X”
“I want to do X because Y”
“Y because Z”
Go as far as possible in your chain of causality until your life purpose and this report reconnect. Until this report make sense in your life again.
Unless it doesn’t, and then figure out how to get out of here, because your life won’t get much better if you keep doing shit you hate because it is not what you want to do anyway.