I’ve recently been reading Ramit Sethi’s blog.
One of his advice I’ve been using is “Be Brutally Honest”.
Here’s how this advice helped me recently. I’ve been delaying creating Kindle versions of my Sufi Comics books. I would give the usual excuses:
“I don’t have time”
“This is going to be difficult”
“It’s too much work”
But these were surface level excuses. When I became brutally honest with myself, I found the real reason for procrastinating was spending too much time on low priority tasks.
I cut down on some of those tasks and made a simple next action of doing one thing ie posting a job requirement on odesk.
Within a week from that date, the Kindle books were done! Wow, something that I was procrastinating for more than a year, got done is less than a week.