By John Perry
In 1995, whereas no longer engaged on a few venture I must have been engaged on, i started to believe rotten approximately myself. yet then i spotted whatever. more commonly, I had a name as somebody who bought much performed and made an inexpensive contribution. . . . A paradox. instead of attending to paintings on my vital tasks, i started to consider this conundrum. i spotted that
I used to be what I name a dependent procrastinator: anyone who will get much performed by way of now not doing different things.
Celebrating an almost common personality flaw, The paintings of Procrastination is a sensible, fascinating, compulsively readable book—really, a tongue-in-cheek argument of principles. Perry deals creative thoughts, just like the protecting to-do record (“1. research chinese language . . .”) and job triage. He discusses the double-edged dating among the pc and procrastination—on the single hand, it permits the procrastinator to fireplace off a letter or paper on the final attainable minute; at the different, it’s a deadly time suck (Perry counters this via by no means browsing until eventually he’s already hungry for lunch). Or what might be procrastination’s maximum reward: the opportunity to complete miraculous, fantastic issues through no longer sticking to a inflexible time table. for instance, Perry wrote this booklet via keeping off the paintings he used to be purported to be doing—grading papers and comparing dissertation principles. How fortunate for us.