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Hi, everybody. I'm a long time reader, first time poster.

After having read this article, and especially this part:

(Bolded because it's true, important, and nearly impossible to get your brain to remember - even though a few moments of reflection should convince you that it's true.)

I thought it would be great to have a mantra that I could recite to remind myself of Eliezer's insight, so I wrote one. If you find it useful, feel free to improve upon it or rewrite it completely.


With apologies to Frank Herbert:

Litany Against Procrastination

I must not procrastinate.

Procrastination is the fear of the pain of work.

And being in the middle of procrastinating is more painful than being in the middle of working.

I will begin my task now.

And as I work, I will turn the inter eye to observe how I feel.

Where the fear of working was, there will be nothing.

Only my goal will remain.