14Motivate Yourself into Action

To avoid procrastination, you’ve got to stay motivated. To stay motivated, become your own personal cheerleader. Know that optimism is the most important quality that you can develop for both personal and professional success and happiness, and strive toward optimism.


1. Most of your emotions, whether they’re positive or negative or in-between, are affected by the way you talk to yourself and interpret things throughout the day. If you tell yourself you’re no good, guess what? You’ll probably feel like you’re no good—and then maybe even start acting like it. Nip those negative thoughts in the bud.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Take five minutes to fill the mirror with all the positives you ...

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