The hardest part of doing any project or task is getting started. As Isaac Newton says and object at rest stays at rest so we know that it takes energy to get that object in motion.
When we are procrastinating we are allowing the challenge of creating motion to take over. It's like a force field we have to move beyond to get some motion going. The good news is that we only need a little bit of motion to gain momentum and get moving.
Have you ever taken a train ride? You know then that it takes the train a lot of energy to get going. The effort that is required to get it moving and out of 'rest' is large. However once that energy is exerted the train gets going and soon it moves right along.
When we are beginning a project, doing a task or starting a new program we don't have to go from 0 to 60 we just need to begin with some movement. Like the train that jerks a bit as it uses the energy to get going we also need to make that effort to begin. We only need to begin slowly to get going. If we are starting a new large project, say an architectural drawing or creating a painting it is the first pen or paintbrush to paper that starts the momentum. Beginning an exercise routine does not require 3 reps of 15, you can start with 1 rep of one. Beginning a meditation practice does not require beginning with 30 minutes of sitting, begin with one minute.
Small things done over a period of time can lead to great results we just have to begin those small things.
The point is we just need to move from rest or inaction to action or motion. Once the action begins it gains momentum which leads to success!
So the next time you are avoiding taking action remind yourself that you only have to begin with a little bit of motion and the law of physics will take over with the momentum. Let Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion work for you once you take that first step.
Whittle down that project, task or exercise down to the smallest piece and start with that, the rest will come along with much less effort.