How to Deal with Procrastination as a Startup Founder

The Practical and Non-Scientific Way

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A study has shown that people spend about 2,000 hours per year on average procrastinating. That’s about two months in a year!

1) Start with small tasks first, then roll up your sleeves and get down to business for the big stuff.

2) Take breaks between hard work sessions by doing something completely different.

3) Learn how to say no!

4) Be realistic about what you can achieve during one day/week/month.

5) Set up simple systems that will help you stay on track.

6) Don’t work on items that you don’t feel like working on.

7) Be disciplined and follow the task management system religiously.

8) Do what needs to be done instead of what is important or urgent right now!



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Alexander Lim

Founder of Cudy Technologies (, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.