See, there is no self, there are only fleeting elements arising in an instant and ceasing.
So Right effort, sammavayama, of the eightfold path, of satipatthana, has to have sammaditthi as a conascent paccaya (condition) otherwise it is not effort of the eightfold path.
All dhammas are arising and passing very fast indeed, very uncontrollable.
Here is a quote from the Burmese Abhidhamma teacher Thein Nyun in his preface to the DhatuKathu (PaliTextSociety) xxvii
"Because the functions of the elements give rise to the concepts of continuity, collection and form, the ideas arise:
1)the initial effort that has to be exerted when a deed is about to be performed and
2) the care that has to be taken while the deed is being performed to its completion and this leads to the subsequent ideas
3)"I can perform" and
4) "I can feel".
Thus these four imaginary characteristic functions of being have bought about a deep-rooted belief in their existence.But the elements have not the time or span of duration to carry out such functions" (Thein Nyun)
Factors like intention, effort and concentration can be very strong indeed, but if they are not associated with wisdom then they have nothing o do with satipatthana; yet they can be taken for sati.
Hence the need to be circumspect and put in effort to understand Dhamma correctly. The one who is in a hurry , who thinks he understands practice easily is the one who is going to mistake the wrong path for the right one.