How to Make Procrastination Impossible
How often have you started a new habit that you already quit after several days? Forming a new habit is hard.
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Your chance of succeeding is much higher if you start small.
But far too few people actually start small. In fact, I see more people starting big than starting small.
As James Clear - author of Atomic Habits - puts it:
“A new habit should not feel like a challenge. The actions that follow can be challenging, but the first two minutes should be easy. What you want is a “gateway habit” that naturally leads you down a more productive path.”
While the habit/action itself might not easy, the first two minutes should. And what you’ll find is that you can scale down nearly any habit or activity into a two-minute version.
Want to read every day? Read one page.
Want to meditate every day? Sit in a meditation position.
Want to study for an exam? Open your book.
I like this strategy because it nearly makes it impossible to procrastinate.
Instead of focusing on the outcome, focus on the SMALL start.
Look at what you want to achieve in your life. Then, look at what habits will make that happen.