Procrastination was robbing me of my future.

Here's my 6-step framework to beat it:
1. Identify the root cause.

Not everyone knows why they procrastinate.

Some of the most common reasons are:

- Stress
- Perfectionism
- Fear of failure
- Lack of motivation
- Feeling overwhelmed

You need to know WHY you're putting off tasks before developing a strategy.
2. Break down the task.

I often struggle to write Twitter threads.

Writing an entire thread might be challenging for you too—so start with a single tweet.

Or maybe working for an hour straight is too overwhelming—start with 15 minutes.

The smaller the task, the easier it is.
3. Set a deadline.

Parkinson’s Law—work expands to fill the time allotted.

If you want to beat procrastination, start setting shorter deadlines for each part of the broken-down task.

A goal without a timeline is just a dream.

Light a fire under your a** if you want results.
4. Reward yourself.

Gamify your productivity.

When you treat yourself after accomplishing a task, you become conditioned to associate focus with pleasure.

This will have a snowball effect, and you'll be much more likely to get more done.

Turn yourself into Pavlov’s dog.
5. Forgive yourself.

It's okay to procrastinate–it's impossible to be hyper-efficient 24/7.

Stop punishing yourself for not making as much progress as you'd like.

Remember, we’re all just monkeys living on a rock floating in space.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.
6. Find an accountability partner.

Everyone should have someone to hold them accountable.

We're inherently people-pleasers—it pains us when we disappoint others.

Don't let this happen—stick to a routine and have your partner regularly check in on your progress.

Beat procrastination with these 6 steps:

1. Identify the causes
2. Break down the task
3. Set realistic deadlines
4. Reward yourself
5. Forgive yourself
6. Find an accountability partner
Thanks for reading.

Overcoming procrastination is a journey, not a destination.

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Love your approach with this Sam, great framework