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I would say it depends on what type of person you are, but you could consider trying some of the following and see if they help you at all: Divide the deadline into smaller ones. Decide when you want part of the work to be done, and make that a part-way deadline to work towards. Plan treats for yourself if you surpass the goals you have set for the ...


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Assuming he has some willingness, set aside some distraction free time and go over your system and how/why/when. If he has some interest, offer to coach him in things. Your system may not be right for him, but it's a tweakable starting point. Maybe check into Leo Babauta's The Power of Less - it's a pretty easy read and has the idea about laying the 3 most ...


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One of the things I tell my kids is that to get someone else to do something you have to get them to want to do it. Until your friend wants to change, he won't. And when he does, he'll do it in the way that he thinks is right, which may not mesh with what you think is right. The underlying issue is self-image. There's a saying that every person finds what ...


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Keeping in mind my conflict of interest which is about to become obvious, there are a bunch of tools you could point such a person to. Ie, commitment device apps, especially those that focus on turning long-term goals into a hard commitment to make steady daily progress. You'll never believe which tool I think does that best (it's Beeminder). Here's a list ...


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He needs intrinsic motivation, a reason for him to do the work required. Without that, all well meant attempts will fail. So if there's anything you want to contribute it would be to have a conversation about his motivation. The four points you come up with are not about that, so forget them. That conversation has a prerequisite: is he willing to have ...


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I really don't intend to spam, but it seems silly to paraprase everything. Today MotivationGrid published one of my articles about how to break out of the marasm/stagnation. I'm listing the paragraphs + a bit of content. If you're interested in the wntire article feel free to visit their website (10 Ways To Snap Yourself Out Of A Slump) 1) Never start ...


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I remember Richard Dawnkins quote and apreciate how lucky we are: “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. ...


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I think Eisenhower's choice of importance and urgency are a bit basic... or crude. Many people use other tags to greater effect. Let me explain... In my book, I defined the term "time demands" to represent all tasks that are internal, individual commitments to complete actions in the future. (I later found it close to be the definition of what 2 ...



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