The Art of Overcoming Procrastination is the Art of Self-Persuasion
Completing one of these will eliminate procrastination.
Questions with a Scale
Always ask yourself how likely you are to complete your task today on a scale from 1 to 10.
After stating your number ask yourself why you didn't choose a smaller number.
For example: "On a scale of one to ten, how likely are you to read 20 minutes tonight?" The follow-up question is essential to persuading yourself that you are likely to complete the task.
The Goal Sheet
Commit to a long-term study schedule that exceeds your goal by 3 times the amount.
For Example: “I’m going to complete 1 hour of reading tonight." This way if you fall short of 1 hour and you originally wanted to complete 20 minutes, you'll be over your desired goal.
Publicly Stated Goals