There’s a popular Jamaican saying that says delay is danger.
The true meaning of that saying comes alive when you are working on a project and the deadline is fast approaching and you have not started.
Its not that you mean to but other things have caught your attention or starting maybe difficult.
I know this situation all too well and have found 4 things that help me overcome procrastination.
1. Do it now
If something needs to get done do it now.
For example, you need to set an appointment to speak to a client instead of putting it off do it now.
2. write ideas as they come
Another example, if you have a writing project and have a few ideas write them down as you get it.
Leaving it until later is dangerous because you may not remember what it is.
Outline it and flesh it out now. Whe you ready to sit down to right you already did most of the work.
3. Keep a journal
If you love to read keep track of quotes that inspire you. Similarly, keep photographs you like the look of, shots that inspire you and compositions.
If you are a designer you can keep a swipe file of flyers and other designs you like. They can give you ideas for starting projects.
4. Start before you are ready
Doing things before you need them can help you move quickly.
Have a project due in 2 months start it out. Finish it before it’s needed so that if any changes need to be made it can be done before it ships.
Do things in bulk and schedule them out. Write more than needed. Take more photos than necessary and put plans in place before you have a need for them.
In all cases don’t put things off for later get it done now. You may never get around to it.