Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin

Today, we are still talking about procrastination – specifically ways to reduce and elimination that time you spend doing it.

No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.

One of the best ways for you to overcome procrastination and get more things done faster is to have everything you need at hand before you begin.

And it starts with you!  Yesterday I mentioned about finding your weak areas and updating your skills. If you are feeling weak or deficient in any area, it’s enough to discourage you from starting the job at all.  Preparation begins with you.  Continuous learning it the minimum requirement for success in any field.

If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse,

Here are 3 Steps to Help You Get Better:

  1. Read in your field for at least 15 minutes everyday
  2. Take courses and seminars available on the key skills that can help you
  3. Listen to audio programs in your car

Now let’s look at your workspace!

  • Clear off your desk or workspace so that you only have one task in front of you.
  • Gather everything you need to complete the task.
  • Make your work area comfortable, attractive and conducive to working for long periods.

When you are fully prepared, you are like a cocked gun or an archer with an arrow pulled back taut in the bow.

You will be amazed at what you achieve in the months and years ahead. You just need one small mental push to get started on your highest value tasks.

Now make sure you take it one oil barrel at a time.  In other words, one of the best ways to overcome procrastination is for you to get your mind off the huge task in front of you and focus on a single action that can take.  Take it one step at a time.


Prepare thoroughly before you begin! Starting with you, learn what you need to learn so that you can do your work in an excellent fashion. Then make sure your workspace is organized and that you have everything on hand that you need to complete your work

Personal and professional improvement is one of the best time savers there is.

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