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This book helps beat procrastination and improve productivity.

Do It Today: Overcome Procrastination, Improve Productivity, and Achieve More Meaningful Things

Do It Today: Overcome Procrastination, Improve Productivity, and Achieve More Meaningful Things

by Darius Foroux


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Life doesn't stop. And every single second we're getting closer to death.

We are our actions. And our actions reveal our character.

What you do today determines where you will be in the future.

The recipe for a good life is: Get clear on what you want and eliminate...


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Overcoming Procrastination

We know what we have to do, but we don't do it. We prefer to escape work and that's at the core of procrastination.

Rely on a system to avoid procrastination.

  • Improve mental toughness with Stoicism, Pragmatism and Mindfulness
  • Exercise every day.
  • Control your life ...

  • Eliminate all ideas, work, objects, etc. that are not required right now.
  • Think about your past success to boost your serotonin, which will in turn boost your focus.
  • When you lose focus, acknowledge it first. Admit that you have a problem that needs a solution.


Why Procrastination Is Bad

When you procrastinate, you might feel better in the short-term, but you will suffer in the long-term.

Procrastination may lead to:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Irrational beliefs
  • Low self-confidence


Beating Procrastination

Willpower doesn't work. Systems do.

Step out of your comfort zone. Freedom is your enemy.

If you want to get things done, you need rules.

  • Self-imposed deadlines create urgency
  • Accountability systems create responsibility
  • Working in intervals improves focus

Habits Of Unproductive People

A big part of being productive is about getting rid of unproductive habits we all have.

  • Working too much
  • Worrying too much
  • Being stubborn and sabotaging yourself and others
  • Unnecessarily checking emails, social media, news, etc.
  • Escaping your life and yo...

Maximise Your Focus

  • At the end of the everyday, reflect on your actions
  • Plan for the next day
  • Disconnect from the Internet
  • Find a job that you love, and are also good at
  • Have a Mantra and start using it. It must be something you believe in.
  • Manage your attention, not yo...

Improving Productivity

  • Reduce the usage of smartphones
  • Perfectionism destroys productivity. The opposite is slacking, which is also bad. So, do great work like a perfectionist and don't give too much attention to your goals like a slacker.
  • Read books everyday
  • Take a vacation
  • Always ...

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