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February 22, 2021

How To Stop Procrastinating

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One of the biggest enemies of personal development is procrastination. In order for you to grow, you need to take action. You need to acquire new experiences and get in the habit of doing the right things in order to truly accelerate toward your potential. Procrastination is often bad because it prevents you from taking the actions you know are best for you, leaving you short of becoming the person you know you can be.

Procrastination occurs for a few reasons. First is laziness, not being able to summon the energy you need to get up and do something about it. Don’t be too hard on yourself though, laziness (aka “the law of least effort”) is actually an evolutionary adaptation, and it’s difficult to overcome it. Also, you might procrastinate because of doubt. You don’t think you’re capable of succeeding in the task or behavior you need to do, so you put it off as long as you can to avoid that overwhelm and discomfort. Embedded in this is the fear of failure, which can even keep you from trying in the first place.

So, how do you stop procrastinating? You design your life in a way that makes the action you want to take easier, so you rely on less energy and effort. You cultivate necessity through accountability and commitments to give you a boost of motivation and willpower. And you consistently do the small things so that you overwrite the habit once and for all.

How do you do that? The Stop Procrastinating Program.

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