Sunday, February 10, 2013

Procrastination -

I had breakfast today with a good friend.  He described a dynamic of procrastination that was especially pernicious and lucid.

He said, essentially, that for him, procrastination was very thick, leading him to inactivity for most of a day, for instance, but that, when he actually started to engage in an activity, to be productive, he got extremely intense about how productive he was, so much so that he was unreasonable with himself, and wouldn't stop, causing his tardiness to multiple events, which further fueled this dynamic.

Another example.  Arrive late to work, very late.  Get very serious about and send out multiple emails.  When there are no responses in 15 minutes, get on the phone and demand responses.  Get outraged that people cannot work when you want them to work.

Meanwhile, you, the example you, were actually 4 hours late to work.

It is a vicious cycle.

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