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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, 2E by Michelle Tullier

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Why Your Past Efforts Have Failed

If you’ve struck out a few times when you’ve tried to stop procrastinating and make positive behavioral changes in life, your failure was probably caused by one or more of the following factors:

  You lacked commitment. You may have thought you wanted to stop procrastinating, but you hadn’t fully committed to the idea. Perhaps you were merely trying to do what others wanted you to do, but you didn’t care all that much about making changes in your life. Or maybe you did want to change but weren’t willing to make sacrifices.

  You tried to do too much, too soon. Maybe you tried to solve everything at once. You took stock of all the current crises, looming deadlines, and backburner projects you’d been putting ...

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