Second Realm

Eric P. Rhodes, Artist

How I Beat Procrastination


This is my favorite way to bust procrastination. I adopted this after reading Gary Keller’s book, The ONE Thing. It’s a quick four-step process.

  1. I take an index card (or paper) and write “The One Thing” at the top.
  2. I ask myself, “what’s the one thing I could do right now that would make everything else easier or unnecessary.”
  3. I write the answer down on the index card.
  4. I complete that one task.

It works because the task I write down on the index card is usually the main reason I’m procrastinating. And it gives me permission to forget all the other tasks (for now). Which makes it easy to focus on completing the ONE task that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.

Procrastination busted!