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The Secret Formula to Overcoming Procrastination 123 Ten Sure-Fire Strategies for Getting Anything Done The Stop, Look, and Listen formula squashes the impulse to procrastinate and forces you to deal head-on with the reasons why you're about to put off something. What it doesn't do, however, is get the thing done. That's where the 10 strategies that follow come in. Think of them as a bag of tricks you can pull from when you find yourself about to put off starting something or not finishing what you've started. Quicksand! The 10 strategies are described here only briefly. To get a more complete picture of how you can use them in various, specific situations, be sure to read the chapters in Part 3, "Tips and Tricks for Getting Things Done" and in Part 4, "Getting Things Done at Work and School." The 10 strategies don't have to be used in the order in which they're listed here. This is not a 10- step process in which you have to do Strategy #1, then #2, and so on. Instead, use whichever one works for the situation you find yourself in. If you're facing a tough procrastination situation, you might have to try several strategies before you get to the one that motivates you to take action. The