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Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Top 75 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

Since Halloween is around the corner, here are some creative costume ideas for the whole family.

Tiny Tots

Need costume ideas for your little ones? Here are some creations that are more cute than creepy!

1. Audry Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

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    Because every girl likes diamonds, no matter what age!

    2. Burrito Baby

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      Chipotle’s menu just got a lot cuter!

      3. Smurfs

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        Blue never goes out of style!

        4. Biker Baby

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          You can never go wrong with drawing facial hair and tattoos on babies.

          5. Albert Einstein

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            Baby Einstein has got nothing on this!

            6. Little Old Lady

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              Does your little one still need help walking? Work in a walker into their costume.

              7. Edward Scissorhands

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                Someone’s ready to shape some shrubbery.

                8. Dwight Schrute from “The Office”

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                  Some beets would make this costume!

                  9. Headless Boy

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                    Adding a candy bag inside and telling people to put the candy in the neck opening would cause this costume to be even more unforgettable.

                    10. Harry Potter and Fluffy

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                      Does the leash law apply to all three heads?

                      11. Gandhi

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                        Baby wisdom is the best! If only he could talk!

                        12. Baby Carl Fredricksen

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                          Any costume that incorporates balloons automatically makes you the coolest guy at the party. Just don’t add too many!

                          13. Eggs and Bacon

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                            Who doesn’t want to start their morning sunny side up?

                            14. Raggedy Ann

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                              Red heads just have more fun!

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                              15. Wilson from Castaway

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                                If Wilson was originally this cute, no one would ever allow him to float away.

                                For The One-Man Show

                                Do you want to make a strong solo statement? Then consider these suggestions.

                                1. Corpse Bride

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                                  Beauty and horror have never looked better!

                                  2. The Joker

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                                    The joker is both timeless and terrifying. And what guy doesn’t want to wear smeared lipstick?

                                    3. Question Man

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                                      Do you have trouble deciding what to be for Halloween? Maybe it’s time to just embrace that!

                                      4. Dr. Who

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                                        Becoming a timeless time lord is as simple as putting on a brown pin-stripped suit and glasses. Don’t forget your sonic screwdriver!

                                        5. Loofah

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                                          This is most likely the cleanest costume you will encounter.

                                          6. Despicable Me Minion

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                                            Everyone loves a minion! And the best part is that no one expects you to be articulate!

                                            7. Napoleon Dynamite

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                                              Embrace your inner listless teen. Just don’t crack a smile!

                                              8. Sheldon

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                                                Do you already know everything? Then choose a costume that allows you to call other people idiots and still stay in character.

                                                9. Jellyfish

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                                                  With this costume, you can’t wait for the sun to set to show off your iridescent style.

                                                  10. 50 Shades of Grey

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                                                    A trip to the hardware store for paint samples is all that’s needed for a literal interpretation of this steamy novel.

                                                    11. Firefox

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                                                      This is a great dual-purpose costume. Everyone wants to know, “What does the fox say?” If you hold onto the globe, your the Mozilla Firefox. If you drop the ball, you’re still a fox.

                                                      12. Grumpy Cat

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                                                        Can your grumpy face rival Grumpy Cat? Add some makeup and practice your pout.

                                                        13. Zombie Stormtrooper

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                                                          Star Wars meets Walking Dead is so crazy, it just might work!

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                                                          14. Head in a Box

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                                                            Don’t lose your head! And always remember to take it home at the end of the night.

                                                            15. Low Resolution Girl

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                                                              You don’t need to refocus your eyes, or upgrade your processing speed, as this picture doesn’t need to be adjusted.

                                                              Parents and Progeny

                                                              Because you still want to bring out your inner kid!

                                                              1. Wrecking Ball

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                                                                Celebrate that bump! You may not want to let your child know years later that he was once a wrecking ball for Halloween. But, you will certainly have the most interesting look at any party.

                                                                2. Surfer Dad with Shark

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                                                                  If all the sharks were this cute, more people would surf!

                                                                  3. Beetlejuice Family

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                                                                    Family pictures never looked so horrifying.

                                                                    4. Chefs with Lobster

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                                                                      Cutest dish ever!

                                                                      5. Nesting Dolls

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                                                                        If you have lots of women of different ages and heights in your family, then this is a great group costume.

                                                                        6. Little Shop of Horrors

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                                                                          Grab the Round-Up!

                                                                          7. Labyrinth

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                                                                            Who doesn’t love a little Bowie?

                                                                            8. Alien Baby

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                                                                              This kid is in a huge hurry to go trick or treating!

                                                                              9. You’re the Treat

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                                                                                If you want kids to run away screaming, then this is your costume! And, it’s as simple as a t-shirt.

                                                                                10. The Incredibles

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                                                                                  Do you think your clan is the most incredible group of people on the planet? Then this super family fits!

                                                                                  11. Spider and Web

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                                                                                    Along came a spider, and it was adorable!

                                                                                    12. Addams Family

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                                                                                      Borrow a friendly Puli puppy to play Cousin Itt and complete the family.

                                                                                      13. Alice in Wonderland

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                                                                                        Even if the white rabbit is late, he’s so cute, no one will care!

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                                                                                        14. Lord of the Rings

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                                                                                          These hobbit “prisoners” don’t seem to be in too much trouble.

                                                                                          15. Farm Family

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                                                                                            Farming may make a comeback if the result is livestock as sweet as these two.

                                                                                            Dynamic Duos

                                                                                            Because two is always better than one.

                                                                                            1. Buttercup and the Dread Pirate Roberts

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                                                                                              Because every girl wants her man to say, “As you wish!” all the time.

                                                                                              2. Avatar Couple

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                                                                                                With that much blue, everyone else will “see you” too!

                                                                                                3. Lightening Love

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                                                                                                  Love struck takes on a whole new meaning with this costume idea.

                                                                                                  4. Google Maps

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                                                                                                    Going from point A to point B just got a lot more hip.

                                                                                                    5. French Chef and a Croquembouche

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                                                                                                      You always knew you were his tasty dish, but this look takes it to a whole new level.

                                                                                                      6. Wall E and Eve

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                                                                                                        It seems that if you’re a human or robot, opposites still attract.

                                                                                                        7. Dumb and Dumber

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                                                                                                          This is your chance to wear the ugliest tux you can find and crash a party. Just don’t forget to drive up on the scooter!

                                                                                                          8. YouTube Player Costume

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                                                                                                            Ever feel like your life is a movie? This costume lets you live that theme. You can also write your wish for how the evening will go, and see what happens!

                                                                                                            9. Autopsy Gone Wrong

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                                                                                                              You can have a costume and an anatomy lesson all in one.

                                                                                                              10. Khaleesi and Drogo

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                                                                                                                The Mother of Dragons always makes a powerful statement wherever she goes.

                                                                                                                11. Mr. and Mrs. Packman

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                                                                                                                  Relive this vintage game by going out as this classic couple.

                                                                                                                  12. Tooth and Fairy

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                                                                                                                    Every girl likes to dress up like a fairy; and what guy doesn’t like to wear a crown? This costume makes everyone happy!

                                                                                                                    13. Ken and Barbie

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                                                                                                                      You may have to step out of the box to bust a move; but as long as you stay in, your hair will always be in mint condition.

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                                                                                                                      14. Flower and Bee

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                                                                                                                        What better pairing is there than a flower and a bee?

                                                                                                                        15. Shrek and Fiona

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                                                                                                                          Fairy tales are made to be messed with, and Shrek and Fiona are the ultimate not-so-fairy-tale couple. They prove that you can still live happily ever after, even if you’re green and live in a swamp.

                                                                                                                          Partners in Crime

                                                                                                                          Do you have a fun group hitting the town on Halloween? Get together and find a costume connection.

                                                                                                                          1. Go Greyscale

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                                                                                                                            Your friends will do a double take when you show up in gray-scale mode.

                                                                                                                            2. Lego Men

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                                                                                                                              You can’t go wrong with a group of Lego guys!

                                                                                                                              3. Trophy

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                                                                                                                                Feeling athletic? You and your friends can become a walking trophy case by striking a pose with some gold paint.

                                                                                                                                4. Tetras

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                                                                                                                                  If your group friendship is a perfect fit, why not celebrate that?

                                                                                                                                  5. Toy Soldier Troop

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                                                                                                                                    Got a group of guys? Grab the green and the guns and go!

                                                                                                                                    6. Peanuts Gang

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                                                                                                                                      If you’re dressed as Snoopy and Woodstock, don’t forget to bring your dance moves and the Peanuts theme song to the party.

                                                                                                                                      7. Ninja Turtles

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                                                                                                                                        When four friends dress up as green ninja reptiles, you could be the heroes in a half shell for the evening.

                                                                                                                                        8. Blue Man Group

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                                                                                                                                          Blue and bald never looked so good!

                                                                                                                                          9. Roller Coaster

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                                                                                                                                            This costume idea is guaranteed to set your evening up for a wild ride.

                                                                                                                                            10. Hocus Pocus

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                                                                                                                                              With this group theme, you and two friends will be the hippest witches on the block.

                                                                                                                                              11. Flintstones

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                                                                                                                                                Dress up your dog as Dino, and you’re ready to hit the streets.

                                                                                                                                                12. Umpa Lumpas

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                                                                                                                                                  Green hair and orange face paint becomes cooler in numbers.

                                                                                                                                                  13. Angry Birds

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                                                                                                                                                    Want to have a group egg fight? At least with this look you can stay in character.

                                                                                                                                                    14. Taco Bell Sauces

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                                                                                                                                                      The only thing spicier than this costume concept is the saucy sayings.

                                                                                                                                                      15. M&Ms

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                                                                                                                                                        This group looks good enough to eat!

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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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