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Solid tactics for understanding (and beating) procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination Through the Pull Method

Excellent, Neil Fiore-esque advice on unpacking why you’re procrastinating and rewiring the crummy thinking that supports it.

Advice such as “just buckle down and do it,” “get organized,” and “try harder” are based on a dysfunctional definition of procrastination. What they’re really saying is: “If you weren’t such a lazy bum you could do this. No fooling around. Life is dull and hard. There’s no time for fun. Work is a horrible thing to contemplate, but you have to do it anyway.” Most procrastination happens because through procrastinating we are temporarily able to relieve fears: fear of failure, fear of being imperfect, fear of impossible expectations. Most of these fears, in turn, are ultimately based in the idea that work and life are awful struggles which we must somehow get through and that this whole horrible process will somehow make us better people in the long run.

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http://departments.bloomu.edu/english/111.procrast.htm I quickly

http://departments.bloomu.edu/english/111.procrast.htm I quickly skimmed the above referenced page. It looks like almost the exact same content, plus some. A tad easier on the eyes.

The board walking metaphor appears to be a reference to Fiore's work: http://hashref.com/reading/summaries/TheNowHabit.pdf




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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