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That One Thing That Kills Procrastination

What can you do when you do not feel like getting started?

We all know what that feels like. You sit there staring at
the mountain of work in front of you while your mind
screens a horror movie of toil and effort.

I am sure you have tried making a list of things to do. But
the problem is the longer the list the harder it is to get
started.

Good news.

I have a very effective remedy you can use whenever you
feel this way.

Find That One Thing You CAN Do Now.

Now, it does not matter how small a task that one thing is.
Select one thing you feel capable of starting and
completing.

Let me give you an example.

Last week I was sitting at my desk ready to get stuck into a
new project but I just could not get started and my mind
kept wandering.

Then it hit me...

There was such a huge pile of papers, books and notes on my
desk that the clutter was driving me crazy.

I picked up that pile of paperwork and deposited it on a
different desk in my office.

Notice that I did not sort through the pile and file it
away.

I did one thing!

Now, at that stage I had started and completed one task that
would help me to make progress on my project. I then picked
one other thing I could do NOW.

Little by little I found myself starting and making progress
on the project without giving myself a hard time.

This is easy to do.

And it gives you a sense of achievement. You will make
gradual progress towards the successful outcome you have in
mind.

You Can Use This Simple Approach Today...

1. Pick a task you want completed but do not feel like
starting.

2. Ask yourself - what is the one thing I CAN do now?

i.e. you feel capable of doing it and it is effortless for
you to do so right now.

3. Do it!

Repeat step 2. Ask yourself again - what is the one thing I
CAN do now?

This works as long as you use these steps without putting
yourself under pressure. Remember that even a tiny step
forward is still a step forward.

And each little step forward builds your confidence.

Do not force yourself to raise the stakes in a big way every
time you go back to the question - what is the one thing I
CAN do now?

Simply do that one thing you know you can do and repeat the
process.

Imagine what it will be like when you impress family,
friends and colleagues with your newly discovered drive and
enthusiasm.

You will hear their praise, feel their appreciation and know
that you have become the kind of person people can count on
to get things done.

Just so you know...

Getting motivated and staying motivated is really only a
question of strategy. Once you know how it is easy.

by Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently
produced a very popular free report, the 5 Step Motivation
Report. Apply now because it is available for a limited
time only at:
http://www.getmotivatedstaymotivated.com/special.htm

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