The state of acting against one’s better judgement

  I recently learned a new word. It is from ancient times. 

Akrasia   (/əˈkreɪzɪə/Greek ἀκρασία, “lacking command”).  Occasionally transliterated as acracy. Described as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one’s better judgement.

Seems that acting against our own better judgement is as old as time. Why do we make plans, set deadlines, and commit to goals, but then fail to follow through on them? Why is procrastination so common? 

I found the following article both useful and interesting.

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It    –by James Clear

You can look at it now, or put it off until later…

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