Despite all the doubt, fear or negativity, take the leap. Publish that post. Start that company.
When you get tired of thinking about a piece of work but not doing it, say "Okay, let's do this" and do it. Start with something, anything.
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Trying to aim for high expectations can put more pressure on you, leading you to avoid work by procrastinating.
Instead, start deliberately badly. When you know that you don't have to make the greatest thing ever, it's easier to start and easier to continue.
You might not feel like writing a whole final thesis, but you can write a paragraph or two before lunch break.
Those are small steps. Every small step builds momentum. Momentum energizes and can lead to ultimately completing the long journey.
Develop a Routine. Create a series of events that you always perform before doing a specific task.
Research shows that more than 50% of American workers feel disengaged at their jobs.
Research also shows that motivation is very important to feel engaged. Motivation predicts career success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.
While reciprocity does make people more likely to comply with the request, it also makes us feel controlled, which takes all the fun out of it.
Reminding someone that they owe you a favor does not create good feelings. Scorekeeping is fundamentally bad for relationships.