Have you ever been obsessed with being productive to the extent that you sabotage yourself?
You spend all your time researching, optimizing, and coming up with new ways to be more productive. This goes on to the point where you realize that you’re not getting any work done.
And the funny thing is, you develop a system that allows you to work more productively, but… As soon as you have the system, you’re still not working. Since you’re not working, you can’t test the system. So you put it aside and don’t use it.
You then get frustrated from not working. You look back to see what was the last you did that made you feel good. “Oh!” You say to yourself, “I need a system that makes me productive!”
…and the cycle starts again.