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100 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

100 Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read

1. Never Apologize For Being Sensitive Or Emotional. Let This Be A Sign That You’ve Got A Big Heart And Aren’t Afraid To Let Others See It. Showing Your Emotions Is A Sign Of Strength.

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    2. I Am The Type Of Person That Will Sit In The Bathroom And Cry, But Then Walk Out Like Nothing Ever Happened.

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      3. You Hate When People See You Cry Because You Want To Be That Strong Girl. At The Same Time, Though, You Hate How Nobody Notices How Torn Apart And Broken You Are.

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        4. Be a Girl with a mind, a Woman with attitude, and a Lady with class.

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          5. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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            6. Do Not Judge You Don’t Know What Storm I’ve Asked Her To Walk Trough.

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              7. The Woman Who Does Not Required Validation From Anyone Is The Most Feared Individual On The Planet.

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                8. Dear Stress, Let’s Break up.

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                  9. Stay Strong, Make Them Wonder How You’re Still Smiling.

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                    10. A Strong Woman Is One Who Is Able To Smile This Morning Like She Wasn’t Crying Last Night.

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                      11. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

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                          12. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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                            13. I Don’t Want You To Save Me. I Want You To Stand By My Side As I Save Myself.

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                              14. Being Deeply Loved Gives You Strength; Loving Deeply Gives You Courage.

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                                15. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                                  16. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                                    17. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were.

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                                        18. A Strong Woman Knows How To Keep Her Life In Line. With Tears In Her Eyes, She Still Manages To Say, “Nah, I’m Fine.”

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                                          19. If I Ever Let My Head Down It Will Be Just To Admire My Shoes.

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                                            20. Littles Girs With Dreams Becomes Women With Vision.

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                                              21. Women Have Been Trained To Speak Softly And Carry A Lipstick.
                                              Those Days Are Over.

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                                                22. You Can Become Strong And Powerful And Beautiful.

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                                                  23. The Kind Of Beauty I Want Most Is The Hard-to-get Kind That Comes From Within-strength, Courage, Dignity.

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                                                    24. She Is Clothed With Strength & Dignity And Laughs Without Fear Of The feature.

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                                                      25. She Builds Others Up Because She Knows What It’s like to be torn down.

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                                                        26. Strong Women Wear Their Pain Like They Do Stilettos. No Matter How Much It Hurts, All You See Is The Beauty Of It.

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                                                          27. This Is The Year I Will Be Stronger, Braver, Kinder, Unstoppable, And This Year I Will Be Fierce.

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                                                            28. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                              29. Smile And Let Everyone Know That Today, You’re A Lot Stronger Than You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                30. Believe In Yourself A Little More.

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                                                                  31. You Are Stronger Than You Think.

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                                                                    32. Don’t Worry…

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                                                                      33. Above All, Be the Heroine Of Your Life, Not The Victim.

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                                                                        34. A Strong Woman Loves, Forgives, Walks Aways, Lets Go, Tries Again, And Perseveres…

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                                                                          35. Character. Intelligence. Strength. Style. That Makes Beauty.

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                                                                            36. Being Both Soft And Strong Is A Combination Very Few Have Mastered.

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                                                                              37. We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside That emerges When Life Puts Us To The Test.

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                                                                                38. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                                  39. Make A Fairy Tale And Go Live In It.

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                                                                                    40. One Of The Most Courageous Decisions You’ll Ever Make Is To Finally Let Go Of What Is Hurting Your Heart And Soul.

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                                                                                      41. It’s Better To Break Your Own Heart By Leaving, Rather Than Having That Person Break Your Heart Every Day You’re With Them.

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                                                                                        42. Make A Wish.

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                                                                                          43. You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear, Your Just Had To Learn It For Yourself.

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                                                                                            44. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                              45. A Strong Woman Stands Up For Herself. A Stronger Woman Stands Up For Everyone Else.

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                                                                                                46. Anyone Can Give Up, It’s The Easiest Thing In The World To Do. But To Hold It Together When Everyone Else Would Understand If You Fell Apart, That’s True Strength.

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                                                                                                  47. You’re Beautiful.

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                                                                                                    48. Be That Strong Girl That Everyone Knew Would Make It Through The Worst. Be that Fearless Girl..

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                                                                                                      49. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                        50. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                                          51. I Figure, If A Girl Wants To Be A Legend, She Should Go Ahead And Be One.

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                                                                                                            52. Nothing Is More Impressive Than A person Who Is Secure In The Unique Way God Made Her.

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                                                                                                              53. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                                                                54. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                                                                  55. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                                                    56. Happiness Is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life.

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                                                                                                                      57. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                        58. She Believed She Could, So She Did.

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                                                                                                                          59. I’ll Be Ok. Just Not Today.

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                                                                                                                            60. Don’t Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle.

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                                                                                                                              61. She Is Clothed With Strength And Dignity; She Can Laugh At The Days To Come.

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                                                                                                                                62. One Day Someone Is Going To Hug You So Tight, That All Of Your Broken Pieces Fit Back Together.

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                                                                                                                                  63. When Someone Else’s Happiness Is Your Happiness That Is Love.

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                                                                                                                                    64. If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

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                                                                                                                                      65. You Will Forever Be My Always.

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                                                                                                                                        66. Having A Soft Heart In A Cruel World Is Courage, Not Weakness.

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                                                                                                                                          67. What Ever You Decide To Do, Make Sure It Makes You Happy.

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                                                                                                                                            68. I Smile Like An Idiot When I Think About You.

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                                                                                                                                              69. By The Way, I’m Wearing The Smile You Gave Me.

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                                                                                                                                                70. I Knew Who I Was This Morning But I’ve Changed A Few Times Since Then.

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                                                                                                                                                  71. She Acts Like Summer & Walks Like Rain.

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                                                                                                                                                    72. The Mot Memorable People In Life Will Be The Friends Who Loved You When You Weren’t Very Lovable.

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                                                                                                                                                      73. Just A Brunette And A Blonde With An Unbreakable Bond. Best Friends Forever.

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                                                                                                                                                        74. Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.

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                                                                                                                                                          75. How Lucky I Am To Have Something That Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard.

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                                                                                                                                                            76. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

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                                                                                                                                                              77. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                                                                                                78. Apologising Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Wrong And The Other Person Is Right. It Means You Values Relationship More Than Your Ego.

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                                                                                                                                                                  79. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.

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                                                                                                                                                                    80. It Is Only With The Heart That One Can See Rightly. What Is Essential Is Invisible To The Eye.

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                                                                                                                                                                      81. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.

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                                                                                                                                                                        82. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

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                                                                                                                                                                          83. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears, And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

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                                                                                                                                                                            84. Let It All Go. See What Stays.

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                                                                                                                                                                              85. It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                86. I Have An Insane Calling To Be Where I’m Not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  87. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    88. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      89. She Needed A Hero. So That’s What She Became.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        90. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          91. Sometimes All You Need Is One Person That Shows You That It’s Okay To Let Your Guard Down, Be Yourself, And Love With No Regrets.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            92. Everything You Do Now Is For Your Future Think About That.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              93. Clear Your Mind of Can’t

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                                                                                                                                                                                                94. Being Someone’s First Love May Be Great, But To Be Their Last Is Beyond Perfect.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. She Believed She Could So She Did

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Shortest Horror Story Ever: Sold Out

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      97. I Am Not A One In A Million Kind Of Girl. I Am One In A Lifetime Kind Of Woman.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        98. So Honey Now Take Me Into Your Loving Arms Kiss Me Under The Light Of A Thousand Stars.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          99. Have I Mentioned Today How Lucky I Am To Be In Love With You?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            100. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              101. Clothes Aren’t Going To Change The World, The Women Who Wear Them Will.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                102. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  103. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104.  I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      105. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        106. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          107. I Wish I Could Turn Back The Clock. I’d Find You Sonner And Love You Longer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            108. You Are Kind. You Are Smart. You Are Important.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              109. Smile. You’re Cute.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                110. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  111. Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (1) Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (2) Deciding the topic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (3) Creating the outline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (4) Drafting the content
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (6) Revision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • (7) etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Change Your Environment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Get a Buddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reality check:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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