AKRASIA EFFECT – LACK OF SELF CONTROL
Akrasia, if that sounds like greek to you, well that’s because it is. Why don’t we follow through on what we set to do about it?Akrasia is when you do one thing even though you know you should do something else. It is what prevents you from following through on what you set. For example a student have to complete and submit his assignment in a week but apart from doing assignment, he prefers doing other things this is Akrasia Effect. It is the state of mind where we have all the details and information to make a proper decision, yet decide not to do. Akrasia is procrastination combined with a lack of self-control.
Let’s take an example, In summer of 1830 victor hugo, an author was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months ago, hugo had promised his publisher a new book, but instead of writing he spent the year pursuing other project entertaining guests and delaying his work. Hugo came out of a strange plan to beat his procrastination (काम टालना ). He collected all his clothes and asked assistant to lock his clothes and he was left nothing to wear except shawl. Lacking of clothes to go outdoor he remained in the study room and wrote a book before the deadline.
Why not writing a book and then put it off for over a year? Why do we make plans, set deadlines, and commit to goals, but then fail to follow through on them? When the time comes to make a decision, however, you are no longer making a choice for your future self.
Mainly there are two types of akrasia effects, the first is active procrastination i.e. making use of the procrastination to work or create a pressure to complete a task and second one is passive procrastination i.e. not able to work under the pressure of procrastination. Though most of us are passive procrastinators, we yet choose to delay our work.
So, here are a list of techniques through which we can fight akrasia or procastination :-
. Make a list
. Set deadlines
. Give yourself small rewards
. Schedule your working times
. Create an environment of working
. Set your goals and focus
Human beings have been procrastinating for centuries even profolic artist have distractions of daily life. This is one reason why the ability to delay things is such a great predictor of success in life. Even though it seems like your brain is working against you, there is a way to train yourself to be patient and disciplined. Well, because starting is hard to remind yourself to reach the end goal, remember, you really need to prepare and plan before you set a goal and be honest about what you really want. There are hundred of successful studies that show how implementation make a positive impact on your attictude. The way you apply implementation increases your likelihood to perform a task by 2 times to 3 times. It’s easier to live our life with enkratiea rather than akrasia.
DO IT NOW