How do you beat procrastination when it’s got you in it’s python-like grip?
It’s hard. Everyone procrastinates, but some people seem to be able to throw it off and get stuff done.
Like Tim Ferris – author of The 4-Hour Workweek. Tim has written four #1 New York Times and Wall Street bestsellers, created TV Series and run successful businesses – but guess what?
He still procrastinates like the rest of us. He just has an arsenal of tools to help him wrench back control.
Want to know what they are? He shares them in this short video.
Here are the key points he shares.
1. Break Down Projects
Large projects can be overwhelming, so break them down into smaller, more manageable pieces.
2. Get Super-Specific
Get really specific. Instead of making your goal ‘get a new job’ or ‘change careers’ work out exactly what you’ll do by when.
It’s it easier to achieve goals that are targeted, like ‘research early childhood careers’ and ‘attend an information evening’. You can put time frames next to these specific tasks, too.
3. Establish Your Next Move
If you’re not sure what your next move should be Tim says to think about what would make the rest of the tasks easier. Is there something on the list that will help you take action?
4. Make It Easy
Think about how you can make things easy for yourself. Ask yourself, ‘What is the easiest way of achieving that outcome?’
5. Make Yourself Accountable
Try to find ways to make yourself to commit to achieving your goals. That might mean having an accountability partner or making appointments with yourself.
If you’re studying, see if you can partner up with another student and be accountability partners for each other. That way you’ll both be on track.
Beat Procrastination and Reach For The Stars
So now you know how to unwrap the python of procrastination, imagine what you can achieve.
You might enrol in a new course.
You might find a fabulous new career.
You might even achieve things you only dreamed were possible.
Sam has experience in public and private sector organisations across Australia and has been the Commercial Director with Kool Kids Training College since 2014.