Overcome Procrastination with These 4 Questions and 4 Steps

Odille Remmert
3 min readFeb 3, 2023

Four powerful questions to ask yourself, and four steps to follow, to overcome procrastination for good.

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Asking yourself these questions will help you to identify the real cause of your procrastination. Once you’ve answered those, follow the four steps to finally free yourself from all procrastination and achieve the results you want and deserve.

The 4 Questions

  1. Do I really need / want to do this thing?
    In other words — is it really what I want or need to do, or am I feeling I should do it? (Others expect it; I’m worried about what someone will think; It’s just automatic — I haven’t really thought about it; Someone else could actually do this… )
  2. When I think about doing the thing, what happens inside me?
    For example: When I think about creating a website, I feel overwhelmed.
    Or: When I think about writing a blog post, I feel that people I know will judge me.
    Or: When I think about writing a book, I think about the fact that I don’t have the time.
    Or: When I think about creating a video, I think of the last time I saw myself on camera.
    Or: When I think about writing, I think about the clutter in my office.
    Or: When I think about making a phone call to a prospective client, I expect to be rejected.
    Or: When I think about creating a website, I think



Odille Remmert

Author of: "Change What Happened to You: How to Use Neuroscience to Get the Life You Want by Changing Your Negative Childhood Memories"