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Start Procrastinating

Start Procrastinating

We procrastinate for two reasons:

  1. It’s too easy, I’ll do it later
  2. It’s too hard, I don’t want to do it

The second happens mostly when you have a project without a deadline.

The productive people see this as an opportunity. They force themselves to do the work. Not discipline themselves, but literally force themselves.

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Force yourself

Force yourself

To force yourself, spend your last $1000 on something that would benefit you like a course, or a bootcamp, or a software. Whatever it is, just spend all your money.

Now you don’t have any money, but you do have the course, the bootcamp, or the software.

Force yourself into Win or Die situation. Now you are forced to make money and you have a deadline

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The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year

You can probably accomplish all your yearly goals in just a single 12 week year or 3 months. That’s a real deadline.

  • Start a new project every 3 months so that you’re forced to work as hard as you can.
  • Work for 4 hours a day
  • Lock yourself in a room and laser focus in on just 1 task a day

What projects should you start every 3 months? Any project related to your One Thing.

  • launch a course
  • cohort
  • write an eBook
  • make digital products

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The 4 Hour Work Day

The 4 Hour Work Day

  • Get up at 5:00 a.m
  • Do your morning rituals & start your work by 5:30 a.m
  • Remove the distractions & enter the Flow State
  • Get up at exactly 9:30 a.m

Work expands as you push your deadline. The deadlier the deadline, the more work you'll get done.

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Procrastinate Productively

Don’t use social media for procrastination. Do this instead:

  • Read books
  • Go out & meet someone new
  • Play a sport
  • Take a run

Replace your bad habits with good ones. Replacing my mobile phone with books was the best change I made. I’m now addicted to books. :)

📚 If you learnt from this article, then you’ll learn far more from my free weekly newsletter where I share productivity tips & self-help knowledge.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Procrastination is a super power. No, this is not non-sense. Procrastination is actually the hidden power that you unlock after years and years of productivity. Let me explain.

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