Self Honesty

Self-Honesty(n): the process of looking yourself in the mirror and asking a simple question: Am I bullshitting myself?

Note to my future self…

For a while now I’ve been experimenting with a ton of different ways to be more productive, effective and intentional. Every single day I write a post like this, exercise, read, meditate and work on building a company. I keep a running list of personal experiments that I do to tweak things here and there. However, while I was doing my monthly check-in I realized that a lot of what I’ve been doing is quite useless.

Although experimentation is necessary and most things won’t work out, I think that in some cases I’ve confused motion with progress. I think this is normal and to improve I will have to go through this exercise of periodically asking myself:

Is this thing that I am doing actually helping me make progress?

It doesn’t matter if the progress is slow as long as there’s progress being made. Ideally I will keep asking myself this question frequently in order tighten the feedback loop.

Takeaway

I think it’s so easy to fool ourselves into thinking that we’re actually making progress when in reality we’re just running in place. On my end, I will keep asking myself whether I am actually making progress or just making myself believe that I am. I will report back with any updates.

Now back to work…