Best-Selling Author taught me how to overcome procrastination (no kidding!)
So how did I apply Ryan’s advice to my own life?
a) I Started Engaging In Better Self- Talk
Most of the time, the internal dialogue you have is causing you to procrastinate. It can be because you think the task is too big and daunting to even begin.
Next you time you procrastinate ask yourself:-
-Is it getting easier by being put off?
-Wouldn’t I feel better after finishing this task?
-Am I the kind of person who hides from things I don’t like?
-If I would have dealt with this earlier, it could have been over by now.
b) Started Keeping A Small To-Do List.
I used to start out my day — first by filling out my gratitude journal and then writing my schedule for the day. Sometimes that schedule just used to look like heaps & heaps of unnecessary tasks.
That’s when I stopped creating big to-do lists. Whenever you are creating a to-do list, identify the 3 most important tasks (MIT) that you need to complete today.
To identify those 3 tasks, ask yourself:
What 3 things can I do today such that by doing them, it would make everything else unnecessary?
That’s all folks — that’s how I learned to overcome procrastination from Ryan Holiday. If you still can’t get the ball rolling with the task at hand then let me call Ryan and he will motivate you with one of his quotes —
“Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.” (Ryan Holiday in The Obstacle is the Way)