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Podcast: Interview with GTD's David Allen on Procrastination

Productive Talk #01: Procrastination

As I mentioned yesterday, today 43 Folders and The David Allen Company are happy to bring you the first in a series of wide-ranging conversations that David and I recently had about Getting Things Done.

So, let's kick things off with a goodie. Here's The David's take on that devil, Procrastination.

In this episode, David and Merlin talk about a very popular topic on 43 Folders -- procrastination. They discuss where procrastination comes from and how GTD can help get you back to cranking widgets. (13:21)

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Thanks very much for the...

Thanks very much for the 'cast, it was quite cool. I however, seem to have a much more extreme case of procrastination...I have a solid GTD system in place, I capture everything, I get things done, and I forget a lot less than I used to. Furthermore, when it comes to getting the things done that I need to get done, I know very well what sort of order I need to get things done in, however, as a student, it's my school work that always needs to come first, as it has stringent deadlines, and even if I know it needs to be done, I have the tools, and it could be said I have the energy (for sitting and reading, and possibly writing) I hit this brick wall of inertia. I plain don't want to hunker down and do school work, I procrastinate, and most often, things get done at the last minute, but things like my hobbies, art and housework stay consistently done. David makes a joke about this, but it is achingly true for me. I really just wonder if any of you have suggestions for this sort of inertia that hits when you have a task to do, no real others to speak of, and you simply put it off for no good reason. Is it a problem with my brain or do others experience this?




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