What functions do you think are evident in the following conversation?
You have no choice. This is what you have to do.
Itíd be easier if I didnít have a choice, but I do.
This way results in success; this one - failure. Who in their right mind would choose failure? So you donít have a choice.
Well I do. I have a choice between success or failure then Ė if you want to label them like that.
But failure isnít an option.
What are you talking about? Of course itís not an option.
Iím just saying that technically, I have a choice. I donít understand why you want me to tell myself that I donít, when I do. Do you think I can trick myself into believing thereís only one way to go about this?
Itís not about tricking. Itís about looking at the situation logically. There is only one logical way to go about this, and once you determine which way that is, you have to go that route. Why on earth would you go the other way?
Itís not about why. Iím just saying that I canít pretend to myself that I donít have a choice when I do.
But you donít!! Success or failure. What sane person would choose failure?
Thatís just zooming ahead to the end result though. If I were a robot, that would be really helpful. But it's not taking into account willpower or lack thereof, continued motivation and things like that.
So this is why you make your plans ahead of time. That way youíve made a commitment in your head Ė itís set in concrete, and you know you have no option but to stick to it.
But I do have an option! How is it stuck in concrete?!