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How to Beat Procrastination

Elizabeth brought it up, but we’ve all faced the reality. We know what to do, but simply can’t seem to get there. The timing isn’t right. We’re not ready or equipped. Or simply, we’re just not motivated. How do you beat the demons of distraction and act? Flip the question to find the answer.


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  • Lily says:

    That’s so simple and such great advice. Thinking back on projects I’ve completed, it only took getting started on it to motivate me to keep going since seeing the progress made me want to keep going to reach the end result. An example would be cleaning out a closet. Once I started moving things out and seeing a new space where I could actually organize things made the project more fun. The best part was reaching the end and seeing a tidy closet with the junk gone.

    • Dan Thurmon says:

      Excellent point, Lily. Thanks for providing such specific examples, as I think that will really drive home the point for others. Despite how well we know this to be true, we all need reminding and encouragement!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Dan, thank you so much for addressing this issue for me! Your encouraging words and advice gives me something to focus on, other than the demons, and help me get “out of my head.” I’m going to start putting that into action right away. Thanks for being so responsive and always supportive!

    • Dan Thurmon says:

      Fantastic! Thanks so much for asking the question, Elizabeth! And I’m so glad that this helps you refocus your thoughts in an empowering way. Who’s next? I need a new topic for next week!

  • Ed Schrier says:

    Dan: Your message hit me right between my eyes. For years I have followed the pattern of Decide; Do; Defer; or Delete, but now I have two more D’s to incorporate in my Strategy to Success, Avoid the Demons of Distraction! You are a constant inspiration! You always hit me with a variation to consider.

  • Tak Kurtz says:

    Cool Dan….you are just down the street from where I was trying to get the gig at the comedy barn.

  • Neil says:

    Geez, slow down Dan, I haven’t even begun to procrastinate yet! ?

    But seriously, spot on advice as always.

    Thank you Dan.

  • Foluke Areola says:

    Thank you so much. I am going to share this message with others but specifically with an older colleague of mine, (though we are both retired now ) who asked me same question not too long ago.
    Now I have the right answer “ Chase the demons of distraction” Once you get started , then it is done! So, get started!
    Thank you.

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