1. Establish the WHY for doing it. Envision the result of taking the action. It MUST be better than “staying here.”
  2. Keep that WHY in front of you and speak it aloud until you are in motion.
  3. Figure out the first, smallest step to take in the direction of your goal. Break overwhel
    ming tasks into doable chunks of short time-spurts.
  4. Convince yourself of the negative consequences of NOT taking action. Do you really want to procrastinate and increase your stress or miss the potential opportunity?
  5. Get accountability to hit the go-button. Make sure there is someone to whom you must report back, to let them know you got started (or that you didn’t).
  6. Build momentum by getting everything prepared to begin: office supplies, clothing, folders, opened computer file–so that you lean into the project.
  7. Lock in the specific time that you will do it, and lock out the distractions that would de-rail you. You may have to isolate from people and technology notifications. Overestimate the time it will take so that you don’t feel the pressure.
  8. Plan your reward for when you finish today’s task.

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