How to Overcome Procrastination and Achieve Your Goals


If you’ve ever tried to achieve a goal and procrastinated, then you know how frustrating it is. The good news is that there are ways to overcome this weakness of yours so that you can achieve your goals. Here are some tips on how to overcome procrastination:

Set a specific goal.

A goal is a result you want to achieve. It should be specific, measurable, realistic and achievable.

A big mistake many people make when setting goals is that they don’t think about what the goal means to them or their life in general. If your goal isn’t relevant to your life and what you want to achieve then it’s not going to help you much at all!

Create a plan of action.

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Create a plan of action.

The best way to overcome procrastination is to make a plan, which will help you focus on the goal instead of being distracted by other things. If you don’t have any idea where to start or ideas about how long your project will take, then start with writing down all the steps needed for achieving your desired outcome–and be as specific as possible! For example: write down each task that needs completing in order for someone who wants “to become an entrepreneur” (or whatever) so they can get into business right away rather than waiting until later when they’ve already made plenty of mistakes along the way.

You should also consider whether this is realistic based on what resources and time are available right now–if there aren’t enough hours in one day then maybe split up large projects into smaller ones over several days instead of trying cram everything into one big block at once? Also remember: don’t be afraid change things around if necessary; if something doesn’t work out according exactly how planned beforehand then just change it back again later (this won’t hurt anything).

Break down big goals into small steps.

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You can’t just figure out how to be more productive, then do it. You need to break down your big goals into small steps. The smaller the steps, the easier they are to achieve and the more likely you are to follow through on them.

For example: say you want to lose weight and start exercising regularly again–this will require a lot of motivation and discipline! But if instead of making one big change in your life (losing weight), which might take months or years (and probably isn’t even realistic), why not break this goal down into smaller ones? Maybe start by walking around the block once per day for 20 minutes at first? Or maybe set up an appointment with a trainer at a gym near where you live so as soon as possible after work?

Identify what motivated you in the past.

  • What motivated you in the past? Did it work for you?
  • Identify a pattern of behavior that has worked for you in the past. For example, if your goal is to write an essay, look at all of the essays you’ve written over time and analyze what made them successful (and not so successful). Look at what worked for each essay, then use those techniques as inspiration for your next one.

Hold yourself accountable to others.

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If you’re struggling with procrastination, the best way to overcome it is to hold yourself accountable. This might take some time and effort, but there are ways you can make this easier on yourself.

  • Make a public commitment to your goals. Write down what you want and when it needs to be done by, then post this in your room or on social media so that other people can see how serious of a problem Procrastination has been affecting them!
  • Find someone who will hold you accountable–someone who won’t let their own laziness get in the way of accomplishing their own tasks; someone who won’t let their excuses ruin anything important for them (and if they do try anyway…well…you know what happens next).

Find support from others.

  • Find a friend or family member to help you stay accountable.
  • Find a support group of people with similar goals, and commit to meeting regularly with them for accountability purposes.
  • Get involved in an online community where people share tips on how to work more effectively, such as [this](
  • Find someone who can keep you motivated when all else fails: maybe it’s a coach or mentor (or both).

Write down your goals and what you need to do to achieve them.

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If you really want to achieve your goals, the first step is to write them down. This will help keep you focused on the end goal and motivated when it comes time for action. You can choose whether or not to put pen to paper or whiteboard (or computer screen), but either way, taking the time to commit these ideas into writing will help propel you forward toward success.

If all else fails, use this method: write down your goals in a notebook or on a whiteboard; then check off each item as completed (or not). It’s simple but effective!

Learn how to overcome procrastination before it works against you!

Procrastination is a habit that can be broken. It’s an issue that affects everyone, but it doesn’t have to rule your life forever. You can overcome procrastination by setting goals and taking action, which will help keep you on track towards achieving your goals.

When you see the results of your hard work, motivation increases and confidence grows too! If you’re having trouble getting started because there seems like too much work involved, remember: the more comfortable (and confident) I feel with my ability to achieve my goals–the less likely I am going to put off doing anything about them!


If you’re willing to take action, then all the procrastinating in the world won’t stop you from achieving your goals. If you want to achieve your dreams and live life on your terms, it takes hard work—but it doesn’t have to be hard. With these tips on how not to procrastinate, we hope that one day soon you will be able to say “yes!” more often than not when people ask what are those things that keep us up at night?