Planning Is Just Escapism

To-do lists let us escape reality

And you step away from the messy, chaotic world of delayed trains, split coffees, and lost chargers. You step into a serene world where everything is certain, nothing goes wrong, no one panics or procrastinates, and life is logical.

We assign super-human capabilities to ourselves. We misunderstand time, our own cognitive capacity, and the benevolence of others.

Think about it.

Writing down that you want to do XYZ, even breaking it into little steps and putting it in your calendar, is light years away from the effort of doing said thing.

Devoting more and more time to the planning stage is mere procrastination. While I still make a lot of plans, I try to keep to the most basic, simple, starting points — then take it from there.

Content strategist @ Farnam Street by day. Essays here sometimes. Berlin. More writing/ say hi: rosieleizrowice.com

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