All of our acts are associated with executive feelings and thoughts. We feel the need of executing one action or thing or we think how to do so. The execution as the object and stimulus of our feelings and thoughts strengthens their usual moderation and gives them an unusual turn to some definite end. For the feelings and thoughts generally follow their vague spiritual nature and a vague and weak reality has unclear beginnings and ends.
Their unusual force and determination cannot be wasted once the executive purpose is fulfilled. The fulfillment of an act replaces the executive feelings and thoughts with those which are specific to the pleasure and even an intense pleasure cannot generate more than vague feelings and thoughts. For instance, we prefer to explain the pleasure as a suspension of the past tumult of emotions and cares.
Therefore, the executive feelings and thoughts have a different life than the acts which are finally fulfilled.
Their intensity generates parallel acts as attempts of preserving their memory through precise images and thoughts. Also, they cause the effort multiplying them through similar actions as those which have been already executed [for instance, any ordinary habit of cooking, drinking, or making love has infinite variations and infinite verbal explanations].
If we scrutiny our life, we might discover that the most part of time was spent under the guidance of such executive feelings and thoughts. So, we cannot number many real achievements. Our original acts are a few, but we have a lot of their copies and a lot of useless devices to keep the memory of our preparations for acting [notice our long collections of personal pictures and written or unwritten diaries].