Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done

Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done

Joseph R. Ferrari

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 0470611588

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 twenty 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 twenty 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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change. If you are a procrastinator, welcome to a new understanding of what you do—or don’t do. If you are not a procrastinator, thanks for taking time to read this book. I hope you read all of it. You may choose to read only sections or chapters. That’s okay. I tried to make them standalone chapters, yet I do link concepts across them. No Standing, No Parking, No Waiting If you’ve ever driven a car, been a passenger, or had someone come to pick you up, you’ve probably encountered a

wait until we can afford to buy a certain item—we have to have it now. We use a credit card for instant gratification and worry about the bill later. Here are a few basic ways that many people try to avoid waiting:• They try to keep moving. Most people feel better if they’re moving. They don’t like to stand still and simply wait. The Disney organization seems to have this down. Notice that when you wait for admission to an attraction at Disney World, the line curves and turns, with images on the

organization. Remember, your performance on the task will not reflect how good a person you are. Your self-worth is not tied to how well you perform. You are you, with all of your idiosyncrasies. You are not perfect, nor should you strive to be. You can learn from failure, so don’t be afraid to fail. 8 The Three R’s of Procrastination: Reactance, Revenge, and Regret Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow. —SLOVAKIAN PROVERB Procrastination usually results in sorrowful

complete. The last thing chronic procrastinators want is long, drawn-out, belittling advice. They want to know what they can do—now—to get the task done. So, start reading, and always remember that many others are going through the same experience that you are. 1 Everyone Procrastinates, but Not Everyone Is a Procrastinator Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. —THOMAS JEFFERSON Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. —MARK TWAIN The

a surcharge for items purchased just before December 25. If people want to wait to shop, that’s okay—but it will cost them. Merchants will no longer reward them for waiting. Retailers will get their profits earlier, during a period of time when they most need to make money. Stores would not be crowded right before the holiday. People would be more relaxed and could focus on the festivities of the season and perhaps the spiritual meaning of the holiday. Recently, I read that a few retailers,

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