Just Begin

Do un-begun projects carry extra weight in your mind?

I find that procrastination tends to exaggerate how long something is going to take – and when I finally start, it almost always takes less time than I think.

Just begin.

A colleague recently admitted that their voicemail had unheard messages from as far back as March. How long did it take to listen, process, and respond to 16 messages? 7 minutes. In their head, it was going to take much, much longer.

Just begin.

What project have you been ignoring for too long? How much less time will it take than you think?

Just begin. It will be done faster than you expect, and the weight will be lifted.

However long your list is,

Just begin.