I love making lists and even more than writing the list, I love, love, love crossing things off. I have even been known to write things on the list I already completed just so I could cross something off. Scary I know.
Because I like to get things done, I am productive most of the time. It’s those prickly, uncomfortable things that I don’t want to do–the dreaded phone call, selling myself, the book I don’t want to read, but have to–that seem to be repeatedly on the list until finally I just do it. 
I was talking to a friend about this and she said, “That’s the first thing I do so that it’s not hanging over my head.” I thought that was an amazingly simple and effective solution. I went home after that talk determined to get some of those not so pleasing things done; I made the call. What a relief! 
I am learning new skills and becoming a business person with some help. 
The book still rests in the to be read pile, which keeps growing because there are so many books I want to read and not enough time to read then.
I came across this article and thought it might help those of you who have my same procrastination gene.

10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination

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…and the very best tip is the easiest (hint: it’s the first one).

Procrastination has been extensively studied by psychologists, probably because they have some world-class procrastinators close at hand: students. Read more

Happy reading!  I’d love to hear some of your solutions.