Guidebolt

Principle of Perfect Comparison

2018.04.04

You live in the shadow of your ultimate self who carries perfect knowledge and discipline. However, like you, they are also limited by the physical constraints of the universe. They can only speak so fast without sacrificing clarity; they can only type so fast within the limits of human dexterity. Where they excel against you by leaps and bounds is their ability to think quickly and act decisively. Every time you encounter decision paralysis or willpower exhaustion, you are falling behind further and further. For this reason, build a habit of reallocating your focus to some other useful task when you get stuck on your current one. Use productive distractions to continuously spend your time effectively. The new task may be as mundane as sleep, laundry, or organization. That said, there are times when you must accept your imperfections and simply think slowly, carefully, and continuously about a major situation.