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When there is a new habit to form or a new project to work on, the human tendency is to say, "I'll start tomorrow", or "I'll start on Monday."
We get a payoff when we delay important actions and promise that we will do it at some perfect time in the near future.
In nature, we see perfect beginnings and endings. The sun rise and sets. Trees shed their leaves in winter, and blossom in summer.
One thought payoff we get from delaying our work for a specific time is the idea that if we begin something perfectly, it will go perfectly and end perfectly. This is the main reason people make New Year's resolutions.
We play mind games to convince ourselves that we are doing the right thing, even though we know its not the right thing.
When we don't feel like doing something that we know we must do, the mind is quick to rationalize a delay by 'giving you permission' to start a habit or do the task at a later 'perfect' stage. However, when we become aware of what we're really doing, we can change our behaviour.
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Everyone procrastinates when there is resistance. Your job is to remove the resistance so you can get things done and move on.
If you had a gym membership at a gym which was 20 minutes away from your place and you rarely ever visit the area, would you be encouraged to go? No. So, instead, sign up to a gym near your place that is on route to your office or the market.