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Action – The Secret to Stopping Procrastination

It is terrific to know you can stop procrastination by taking the knowing the right action to take. This might seem like a simple point when you first read it. In reality, it is not simple at all. Most people have to do lists that are longer than their arms. Trying to figure out what activity to do is not always easy. The fact that the to do list is long and all the tasks seem important makes it difficult to figure out what to do. This activity causes people to sit paralyzed and afraid to act. The lists are full of all kinds of activities. Some are easy and others are hard. Some are enjoyable and some are a terrible chore.

However, some of those chores will yield big results and other chores will push projects along only a miniscule amount. The trick to accomplishing your goals and to stopping procrastination is to find the things on your to do list that will give you the biggest results and do those first, early and often. Handling the tasks that will give you the most bang for your buck first, you will start to gain momentum that may propel you to do even more work.

It is a good practice to look at your to do list each day and to prioritize your tasks based upon what will give the biggest return. Start each day with the task that should produce the biggest return first and then do the task with the next biggest return. By working your way through your to do list in this manner you will get the most out of each day. In other words, this method of action will provide the best return on investment for you. The investment is your time and you wan to use it, spend it wisely.

In conclusion, it is terrific to know you can stop procrastination by taking the knowing the right action to take. So, the question for you this terrific day is, what action are you going to take to kick procrastination in the butt?

Janeane Davis

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  • Ugh I'm always procrastinating something. Dinner, blog posts, comments. haha. I think prioritizing is the key.

  • I am a huge procrastinator. I always have to schedule everything and I usually fall behind schedule.

  • I am the queen of procrastination. Thanks for this!

  • I am also a procrastinator but I'm working on it! These are some great tips--thanks for sharing!

  • Unfortunately I am a total procrastinator. Thank you for sharing these tips. Hopefully, I can put them into action.

  • If I can put something off I will! To the very last minute. It's a character flaw that I have tried to correct all my life!

  • I'm the queen of procrastination when it comes to household chores. Thank you for the encouragement!

  • Sometimes procrastination can really get the best of me. But it hardly ends up good. I can really use these tips for the next time I want to procrastinate.

  • Procrastination was my middle name. I am getting better, and this posts reminds me that I just have to focus and stay on track.

  • it'll get me everytime. i'm easily distracted too so thats a double whammy

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