Excellent piece. One of the lessons I’ve learned from rigorous physical exercise is that we have a tendency to come up with narratives that discourage us from acting. For example, a heavy barbell, loaded with 315lbs inspires a narrative of “I can’t do this.” But despite this narrative, we can still walk up to the bar and pull it.
Like we said, we can also come up with narratives that compel us to act as well. And that’s equally, if not more, powerful.