What I learned about procrastination while scaling my startup to 4.2 million users
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Some pretty solid advice.

At the end of the day the one reason I believe most people procrastinate, especially entrepreneurs and those who want to do their own thing, is the fear of actually succeeding. Sure it’s what you want, but the level of responsibility and the amount of work involved to maintain that success can appear daunting.

On the flip side, I’ve done my fair share of procrastination due to the fact that when I’m under pressure to perform I often do exceedingly well. That feeds the need to procrastinate and perpetuates the cycle.

I’ve tried being more proactive and breaking larger tasks into smaller ones which does help. Also, organizing the various to-do’s with tools like Asana or Trello has been the real key to getting things done. Checking off subtasks and then the final main task serves as my reward.

Thanks Aytekin, for this article and for JotForm which I used back in 2007/8 to get my first web development clients. Nice to put a face and name to the tool!