Find out why you put things off-and learn to conquer procrastination for good!"What if I make a bad decision?" "What if I fail?" "I'm better under pressure." There are all sorts of reasons people procrastinate. What are yours?
This book draws on scientific research on procrastination conducted over more than 20 years by the author and his colleagues, to help you learn what stops you from getting things done so that you can find the solutions that will really work.Contrary to conventional wisdom, chronic procrastination is NOT about poor time management, but about self-sabotaging tendencies that can prevent you from reaching your full potential. This book gives you the knowledge and tools you need to understand and overcome these tendencies so you can start achieving your goals-not next week, next month, or next year, but TODAY!
Exposes the hidden causes of procrastination, including fear of failure, fear of success, and thrill-seeking
Identifies types of procrastinators and helps determine which type describes you
Shares surprising information on how factors such as technology and the time of day affect procrastination
Examines specific issues related to putting things off in school and at work
Shares more than 20 years of research on the causes and consequences of chronic procrastination
Written by a psychologist who is an international expert on the subject of procrastination.
Are you still procrastinating? This take-charge guide will help you stop making excuses and start transforming your life-right now!
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It's Just a Character Flaw
Lazy author, if not himself a procrastinator
Ditch the tired cliches. Ditch the empty academic citations. This book is not helpful.
It reads like it was written in about as much time as it takes to read it.
The book is just a series of pop-advice...
example: "Worry will not lead to happiness" Really? Thanks for the wisdom!
...and recitations from academic literature
"research shows that procrastinators do not trust other procrastinators." Really?
Do these two statements help with your motivation? Then this book is for you.
The problem is that this is a tired subject and the author seems to be an expert (don't believe me? Just ask him!), but is too lazy to edit the book down to what is actually useful (new & rare, if not unique).
What is in this book that you Mother hasn't told you? Very, very little.
- George Orwell "laguna10"