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Why we avoid doing certain things

We often spend our days doing everything but that difficult thing we're dreading to do.

This happens because we're trying to protect ourselves from uncertainty. We don’t want to feel like we don’t know what we’re doing, to look stupid or to to feel overwhelmed.

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