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15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic) A look at what causes people to procrastinate and how they can change their habits.

By Catherine Clifford

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If you never start, you'll never have a chance to fail. But you'll never have a chance to succeed, either.

So stop pretending you haven't failed by not trying. Stop procrastinating and go for it. Your dilly-dallying around, your excuses, your poking, playing, puttering and loafing about aren't fooling anyone. Procrastination is fear cloaked in nonchalance.

Related: How Old Is Too Old to Start a Business? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Have a look at this infographic, generated by U.K.-based infographic design company NeoMam Studios on behalf of the writing services firm Essay.Expert, for 15 techniques to fight your tendency to procrastinate. For example, don't set unreasonably ambitious goals. Facing the impossible is paralyzing and you won't end up doing much of anything.

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15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done (Infographic)

Related: Too Fast, Too Careful: The Struggle to Find Your Growth Sweet Spot

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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