Structured procrastination

Friday 15 October 2004

John Perry wrote an essay about how to use procrastination to become a super-productive person:

The procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important. Structured procrastination means shaping the structure of the tasks one has to do in a way that exploits this fact. ... With this sort of appropriate task structure, the procrastinator becomes a useful citizen. Indeed, the procrastinator can even acquire, as I have, a reputation for getting a lot done.

He wrote it nearly ten years ago. What does it mean that I'm only now getting around to reading it?

Comments

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Bob 10:16 AM on 15 Oct 2004

It looks like you accidently forgot to include a link to the article. It's here.

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Ned Batchelder 10:25 AM on 15 Oct 2004

D'oh! Thanks, Bob. I added the link to the posting.

(Maybe I should claim that I had put off adding the link!)

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