There are tons of content out there discussing the science of productivity and how to stop procrastinating. I’m going to just give you a shorter version; one that I learned from experience.
Here is the secret: Do the hardest thing first.
If you find yourself not doing what you are suppose to be doing, write down what is THE most important task you need to be doing.
I don’t have to tell you.
You already know deep down what it is.
When you wake up in the morning, don’t check your email. Don’t go on Facebook. Don’t do anything meaningless.
Identify the #1 thing you need to do.
Then, attack it with absolute viciousness and do NOT take your eyes off the task until it’s done.
It’s going to be hard.
But doing important things is hard. Really hard.
If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.
Forget about motivational videos. Forget about downloading the latest app that blocks sites for you. Forget about it all.
What is THE most important thing you should be doing right now that you know needs to be done?
Then all the motivation, momentum and progression you need will happen. Guaranteed.