You’re not lazy. You just don’t have a plan and system in place.

Photo by Sven Mieke on Unsplash

We usually procrastinate when we don’t plan and break down our work into smaller units. The laziness is the fear of not knowing how and where to start.

As soon as you break down your larger goal into small actionable units and focus on one at a time, this fear goes away.

So if you’re procrastinating right now, ask yourself this:

What’s the smallest first step I can take to begin this work?

When you know where to begin, the road ahead becomes easier and you eventually fulfill your goal.

Next time, whenever you’ve got a task/project at hand, sit down and create a plan of action — a plan of how to begin and finish. You’ll see procrastination perishing away.

If you liked what you read, re-read it and teach its meaning to someone in need. Teaching ideas makes you wiser and helps you retain the subject matter in depth.

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Aamir Bin Abd

Aamir Bin Abd

Interdisciplinary Traveller | Partner & Strategist @ Sifer.Design, Writer.