Mental Hacks to End Procrastination

Sell yourself on the activity you're avoiding to shift your motivation.

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs
1 min read
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

In this video, Peter Voogd talks about solving for procrastination. He suggests selling yourself on unfinished activities, particularly by envisioning the results and how they will benefit you. Voogd also suggests making a list of everything you’re not completing and, for each activity, either selling yourself on it, removing it from your list or delegating it. 

For example, Voogd discusses his challenges when writing his book, saying that he wanted to quit and not finish it fifty times. To sell himself on the work, he visualized a result that included him holding a copy of the book. By selling himself on the activity, he could preserve through moments he wanted to give up. 

Related: Shift Your Perspective With the Focus Five

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Amplify your business knowledge and reach your full entrepreneurial potential with Entrepreneur Insider’s exclusive benefits. For just $5 per month, get access to premium content, webinars, an ad-free experience, and more! Plus, enjoy a FREE 1-year Entrepreneur magazine subscription.
Are you paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.

Latest on Entrepreneur