A post on the Buffer blog by James Clear that’s really insightful:
If motion doesn’t lead to results, why do we do it?
Sometimes we do it because we actually need to plan or learn more. But more often than not, we do it because motion allows us to feel like we’re making progress without running the risk of failure. Most of us are experts at avoiding criticism. It doesn’t feel good to fail or to be judged publicly, so we tend to avoid situations where that might happen.
And that’s the biggest reason why you slip into motion rather than taking action: you want to delay failure.
I am guilty of this a thousand times over. It’s why I have article after article read and don’t post about them to share. It’s why I haven’t lost more weight in months.
Give it a read and see if you recognize yourself in there as well.