How to stop procrastinating and start taking action instead

How to stop procrastinating and start taking action instead


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Success doesn't come from knowledge; it comes from action.

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” - Derek Sivers

🎯 These pieces of advice have helped me to overcome procrastination and take action instead

#1. Do not aim for perfection. Instead, take a small first step toward your goal and build upon it.

"A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, unglorious tasks looks like from far away."

#2. Use the RPM (Rapid Planning Method) by Tony Robbins instead of To-do lists. Ask yourself:

  • What result do I want?
  • Why must I achieve it?

#3. Set up your work environment to minimize distractions or go to a location dedicated to work. Christ Bailey wrote a significant portion of his book The Productivity Project on an airplane.

#4. Set a 5-minute timer whenever you feel the urge to distract yourself from work. Mostly, you will notice that the urge has already faded when the timer goes off.

🧾 Ressources

If you want to learn more on how to beat procrastination I would highly recommend checking out Tim Urban's blog.

"The procrastinator's problems run deep, and it takes something more than "being more self-disciplined" or "changing his bad habits" for him to change his ways-the root of the problem is embedded in his storyline, and his storyline is what must change." - How to Beat Procrastination, by Tim Urban

📖 The top 3 books on how to overcome procrastination are