Preview: How to Escape the Dangerous Temptation to “Do Stuff Now Before I Forget”
Do you ever command yourself to “Do It Now Before I Forget?”
If this sounds familiar, you may also recall the anxiety that accompanies the thought. It floods your body with Adrenalin, covering up a real fear of failure: that you don’t have what it takes to remember to do the task later.
This unfortunate belief doesn’t just pop up out of nowhere. Research shows that it’s born of past memories — the times when you failed. You neglected to record, retrieve or execute a pre-planned task on time. In the maelstrom of all the stuff you had to do, you mismanaged the commitment, then formed a negative judgement about yourself which persists to this day.