How to get over procrastination

How to get over procrastination because if you don't,

A year from now you may wish you had started today

Karen Lamb

Do you feel overwhelmed today and decide you are going to postpone starting your small business idea prep until things get better, easier, you have more money, you are less busy, the kids go back to school or there are 8 days in the week?


I would like to share a really apt paragraph from author Tim Ferris, who, in case you have no idea how famous he is, wrote a trailblazer called The 4-Hour Workweek several years ago and it is still one of the world’s top 10 business books to this day, and 17,000 plus reviews on Amazon tells you he must be doing something right.

He really has a handle on how to get over procrastination by putting it into context.

Most of us think when we promise ourselves, we are really, finally, definitely, no question, absolutely, without fail, going to start on that plan to change our life on Monday or the weekend or when we get home from work.

How to get over procrastination

I recommend you copy these words down somewhere so you can see them every single day at home and keep a copy on you somewhere for when you have weak moments and need a reminder of where you want to be and why you want to be there.

These few words really rang true with me, so I wanted to share them with you

How to get over procrastination by Tim Ferris

And if you are looking for some more motivational quotes about procrastination, here are few more good ones...

Quote Mark White

The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time

The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either

Conditions are never perfect

Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

Pro and con lists are just as bad

If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,’ just do it and correct the course along the way

And that’s it in a nutshell, very simple really isn’t it…

It is something we all struggle with, there are no magic answers, only the knowledge you have to learn a strategy that works for you and your situation.

To move forward in the next 5 minutes, promise yourself you will organise your thoughts then press the start button in your mind, even if only for 5 or 10 minutes or half an hour today and not wait for tomorrow or the weekend.

Give up that time watching TV or scrolling through your social media today just for those few minutes and work on your own work idea instead.

Ridiculous as it sounds the minutes really start to add up.

If you do 10 minutes every day, that is over 1 hour you have found in a week where you have said, I just don't have any time spare, which can then become half a day a month.

But just so you don’t beat yourself up too much, you need to know there is a scientific basis to the problem.

Essentially procrastination is a form of stress relief

To really learn more, there is no one better on how to help with procrastination than the great Mel Robbins who I understand is currently the most booked motivational speaker in the world.

She wrote a bestseller book called the 5 Second Rule, after taking hold of herself and dragging her and her family up by their bootstraps after some catastrophic financial issues entered their life.

When Mel talks people listen, and I highly recommend anything by her if you are seriously look for how to help with procrastination, her advice is based in proven neuroscience.

She has a lot of free stuff you can start with on YouTube today.

You route to how to deal with procrastination can begin immediately, that is, unless you are procrastinating about starting?

And I am going to leave you with Mel here so you can listen to one of her best how to fix procrastination chats with Tom Bilyeu, another of the world’s most popular personal development experts.

Have a notepad to hand, you will need it.

How to get over procrastination 

Consider the issue of resistance

Something else to consider whilst you are pondering about how to get over procrastination is the topic of resistance.

Are you resisting moving forward, do you need to address it as a cause of your procrastination?

I have written a page here about it, because I think it will help you frame things in a way that might make more sense...

Some great procrastination quotes

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow

Gerald Vaughan


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone

Pablo Picasso


Procrastinate now, don't put it off

Ellen DeGeneres


Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow

Denis Waitley


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today

Abraham Lincoln


If you choose to not deal with an issue,
then you give up your right of control over the issue
and it will select the path of least resistance

Susan Del Gatto


Someday is not a day of the week

Janet Dailey

Best TED Talk ever about the topic

Tim Urbans super popular as in over 49 million views popular, very inspiration and very entertaining talk on this topic.