Right now I’m fighting the temptation for a second small piece of cheesecake. It’s 15 feet from me in the refrigerator and I’m hungry. That doesn’t make good math.
But then my mind interrupts my brain and I’m back to focusing on work.
Life is a continual struggle between the brain and mind. The brain is focused on the short term and seeks pleasure while the mind has the end in mind. If you just obey your brain, you’ll quickly be fat, jobless, and out of luck.
Being successful in any activity requires empowering the mind over the brain. The brain gets distracted, tired, lazy, craves safety, and always has a reason to delay doing something.
The mind focuses on what you really want.
The brain wants cheesecake. The mind wants to lose 5lbs.
The brain wants to put off publishing a blog post because it might not be ready. The mind publishes because ideas need air.
If you want to accomplish any of your goals it requires giving your mind priority over your brain.
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