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An easy way to develop better self-discipline

I use a great trick to get things done, whether it's because I'm lazy, insecure or just tired of a certain task. Today you will learn the trick.

There you are, stuck with a bunch of things that you have put off for a long time. You may think you can't finish it or perhaps you're just too lazy to get it started. Perhaps it's something you have to do, even though you don't want to. Maybe you're scared of doing it even though you know you should.

And the problem just grows bigger - on the table and in your head ...

That's when you should ask yourself the question that suits the situation:
• What would a braver person than I do in this situation?
• What would a more energetic person to do?
• What would a more qualified person to do?
• What would a more flexible person do?
• What would a more curious person do about this?
• What would a person with more resources do now?
• What would a wiser person than I do to fix this?
Yeah, and then you just do it like the superman would have done.

Easy and inspiring, I think. What do you think?

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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