The book has taken me through several days of exploration into my psychology and tools use to overcome drags. Here it starts to put it all together.
The book surprised me early on by moving left while other self-help books moved right. So in the early stages the exercises were meant to show me a dark mirror to pinpoint exactly the psychological weaknesses holding me back from success and progress. The book does it again here - it suggests deciding what to do, and then writing down what I can gain, and more importantly, what I have to lose. To lose, it means things that you’ll have to give up - things that could possibly go wrong, things I wont like doing, etc. In this manner, we foresee what will drag on us during the action phase.
When I write about this for 750words, a lot of stuff comes out - success with this will help me directly with work, but indirectly it will help me with creating habits, and I have a lot of habits and hopes riding on this. So it’s understandable why I would be afraid of continuing, because a lot can potentially hand in the balance.
It also makes all my current flaws bearable because it I know it’s contributing to a process of mastery - in a very real sense, doing 750 words will help me in every field I need discipline in, from health and fitness to mental well being. And it will anyway because it’s building discipline, and based on the current research, building discipline in any one field increases discipline in all fields.
Looking at my writing history on 750 words, I’ve failed, but this is all information that is mapable, and these foibles will help me in the next task, AND in analyzing habit formation in general, which is the entire game. Knowing these things will help me, according to the book, sail clearly with fewer drags in my action stage.