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Trent Seaman

I used to be a procrastinator until one day it hit me. No one really cares how my life plays out...except me!

This quote from above should be taken to heart. Until we realize that we alone are responsible for our lives, we cannot act to change them for the positive.

Success is not an entitlement... as so many in our society now feel it is.

Jim Randel


Thanks for your comment. You are SO RIGHT.

Best, Jim

raymond lash

JJust tweeted this on my profile .
Especially when u say "I used to be a procrastinator until one day it hit me. No one really cares how my life plays out...except me!"

Follow me pple @raymondlash


Nice post and thanks for the reminder of inertia.

L Brown

Anyone have suggestions of the best notepad on the iPhone. Would love to get a new one. Thanks a bunch in advance.

Jim Randel

@Raymond: Thank you for retweeting!

@Nara: Thank you!!

@L Brown: It is crucial to jot down your thoughts as soon as you come across something! You can always email yourself your notes from notepad right after you enter them. Also check out the Evernote app. It has a lot of cool features!


Procrastination is kryptonite to the budding entrepreneur. The note taking is very important with clear and consistent incremental movement every day towards your goals what used to seem impossible then becomes possible. If you experience burnout in front of a computer, go for jog or clean your home. The idea is to maintain momentum throughout your day.


Ann Gomez

Great article. I often recommend the ACT principle to get to the root cause of procrastination:

Attainable - Break a task down so the next step is attainable

Confidence - Explore any insecurities that are stopping you from taking action. Remind yourself that the worst-case scenario likely isn't so bad.

Timeline - Set a deadline.

Barry Chalmers

Uch, I'll read this later at some point :P


I'm finding overwhelm seems to go neck and neck with procrastination. One way I get out of that is to announce to the world that I'm going to do something. Makes me accountable.

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I really like the quote! I love just how simple and true those words are. I am starting to love your blog and keep reading every posts therein!

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