Set yourself free from your own limiting beliefs. If you are not taking the actions you need to be or want to be taking, try not to beat yourself up about it. Telling yourself that you are a loser and not good enough and not smart enough won’t help you get to work any sooner. It will only set you back. So try to be kinder to yourself. Step away from the motivational books/podcasts/blogs/hacks/productivity checklists and just listen to what your gut is telling you. If you keep procrastinating on your deadlines they will eventually creep up on you. Getting yourself pumped up with motivational inspiration may give you a boost of energy that you need to get you going, but it may also hinder you. It also eats up one of your most precious resources – time! You could have spent the time listening to that 1 hour podcast actually getting work done. You can’t always wait for the “right” time. Just start, a little bit, right now! Whatever it is you have to do, do one small thing now to get you going. You will feel infinitely better about yourself even if you do 5 minutes worth of work. Don’t just think about what needs to get done, do whatever you can with whatever you have to do some part of your task. The only way to get past it is to do it! You will either procrastinate up until the point where you must do the task, or you will miss your deadline completely.

Set yourself free from all the outside noise. Everyone wants to tell you what you should be doing, don’t let them. Take back control of your life. You have the power.

What is it that you are continually putting off ’till tomorrow? Do it!

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