The human mind often convinces us to put off doing things until the last possible minute. We continually struggle to find ways to stay on task and brush off the urges to procrastinate. But how can we truly avoid procrastinating if we don’t know how to get started? The answer is START.
The act of setting a goal and then starting the process of reaching it is often the most daunting part of any project. We all know the feeling of looking at that goal, becoming discouraged by the amount of effort it will take and quickly giving up. This is why we must START.
Once we START, we create something of a momentum. Even if it’s only a small task, we have a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of progress. Starting gives us something to measure our progress against, and that can help motivate us to keep going.
We can also use the power of momentum to start something big. When acquiring a challenging goal, most people feel overwhelmed and scared of the unknown. To combat this, break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks and set specific deadlines for each one. Most importantly, START. Even if it’s daunting at first, once you put those first action steps into motion, the task of completing the bigger project will feel a lot more achievable.
The biggest secret to avoiding procrastination is to START. It can help you to stay organized, eliminate distractions, and make progress on any progress. Break projects into smaller tasks and give yourself these deadlines. START, and then keep going, and you will soon be able to check everything off your to-do list with ease. So don’t waste any more time – START today!