One of the most common questions I am asked by readers of this blog is whether supplements (like those I review on this section of the site) can actually help you to overcome procrastination and take action.

There are thousands of products out there, which are marketed as being able to help you break free from the shackles of procrastination and instead “go ye forth and get done lots of productive stuff.”

But do they actually work?

Cue my favorite answer of all time: Yes, and no.

It all comes down to how you are using these supplements.

Are you mindlessly popping pills because you expect them to magically make you into a productive powerhouse? If so, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Real life isn’t like the movie Limitless – there is no magical pill or potion that will suddenly enable you to get stuff done without really trying.

An analogy you might be familiar with is the wannabe bodybuilders at gyms who are never seen without their expensive supplements, but who never seem to actually do much lifting (you know the people I’m talking about). Don’t be one of those people when it comes to using supplements to enhance your mental focus and action-taking abilities.

However, if you are taking supplements to supplement (hint: It’s all in the name) the work you are doing to make yourself more productive, then you can see some good results. For example, by combining a high-quality product like Excelerol with a genuine desire and motivation to take action, then you will find yourself in a mental zone that is more conducive to success. Add in to the equation your deployment of proven anti-procrastination and pro-time management strategies (see here for a comprehensive list) and you’ll be well on your way to success. For more information on Excelerol click here.

Conclusion: Don’t rely on any supplement as a crutch for taking action and beating procrastination. Instead, use them to give you an “edge”  And this goes equally as much for supplements that you use to enhance sporting performance, improve the nutritional qualities of your diet etc. It’s all in the name “supplement”, which implies the product is meant to work in addition to sites you are already taking.