Beat Resistance and Procrastination By Becoming CEO of Your Project

Valerie Jégo Marsh
5 min readAug 21, 2022

When procrastinating on a personal project, we are being a bad employee and there is no line manager to track our progress nor a CEO to make big decisions.

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Steven Pressfield’s consistent advice to beat Resistance is to “put your ass where your heart wants to be”, meaning that you need to physically get to your desk or your easel and start working. It might be laborious to begin but eventually, you’ll get in the flow and you’ll make progress.

It might help to get yourself a line manager to track your work. You could get a real person such as an accountability buddy, a well-intentioned friend or relative or a coach to do that. You could also get a wall calendar with boxes where you would add a tick for each day you worked on the project even for five minutes and maybe a brief description of what you have done.

One thing you might not have tried is to become your own CEO.

Become The CEO of Your Project

The CEO is responsible for the success of the business, including the vision, mission, direction and overall strategy.

A CEO is not there to please you; it is here to get results.

A CEO makes decisions.



Valerie Jégo Marsh

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