At some point throughout your days and your weeks, procrastination is something with which you will grapple.
Don't beat yourself up over your immobility; it's part of the human experience. You can however, become a self starter.
To help you accelerate your progress, here are eight tips out of the 60 from my book The Sixty Second Self-starter:
* Realize that wanting to start on a task is different than deciding to.
* Associate the underlying meaning of your task to something larger.
* Recognize that unpleasant tasks don't tend to become pleasant as time passes.
* Forsake waiting until you are "in the mood." True professionals never do.
* Expect some level of breakdown or backsliding. Progress is not always even; two steps forward and one step back is more often the rule than the exception.
* Pick out someone who can serve as a trailblazer and help you get started.
* Have somebody waiting for your work.
* Be forthright with yourself and acknowledge when you're procrastinating, and you'll be that much closer to taking action.
Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com