When faced with an arduous or overwhelming task, we talk about it incessantly. We talk about the challenges associated with it, the outcomes, the effort, etc. and avoid starting or doing the job. We trick our brains into thinking that talking about it carries the same weight as doing it.
But this is not true. Talking about something is well, just talking about it. Talking about it is not going to complete the task. Doing something about it will.
Talking and doing sap energy from the same reservoir of willpower. Hence, talking about it may not leave you with any fire-power to even start the task. The next time you face an overwhelming task, don’t talk, do.