Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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I see nothing but poor two-legged children of clay, some are poorer than others; and all are on the verge of panicking, unless otherwise they’ve attained to a higher level of excellence enabling them to see reality as it really is. A message to all poor two-legged children of clay, including bill gate and his fellow likes, as well as the bankrupt: “IF ANY OF YOU WOKE UP TODAY SECURED IN ONE’S DWELLING, HAVING HIS DAILY SUSTENANCE, WITH A HEALTHY BODY, IT IS LIKE SUCH A ONE HAS THE ENTIRE WORLD SERVING HIM!”
In the allotted 14 min - wouldv been better to be more concise earlier so when he got to the revelation later on about everyone - then he could talk about solutions (everyone wants ultimately) . Maybethen he'd have researched the underlying reason for procrastination; specifically that it's an emotional block or negative perception of that rational task. *That negative feeling is the doorway to the answer* - *why isn't that fun ? Why isn't that easy?* Those are the two criterea of the monkey. *THEN - figure out how/ what/ when the rational tasks can be percieved as EASY AND FUN. Game over for the monkey* ...
He's right, school was easier because you have rules and deadlines that help you stop procastinating.
But I started working and started focusing on long term goals, it was years of procastinating. Still have those problems to this day.
The worst thing is when you procrastinate and you don't even think about it as "procrastination", just "5 minutes on Twitter because I have finished the chapter", and then it turns into 2 or so hours. It happened to me so much times.
It is human nature to procrastinate but you have to admit that we are also being brainwashed by the media to do as little as possible and indulge in pleasures of all forms. So, it's a problem by design as well.
This reminds me of a time when I was in college. I was taking an English Literature class and the professor had assigned a thesis paper at the end of the semester. I procrastinated the paper up until the night before the paper was due. I pulled an all-nighter and was able to finish the 10 pages that were assigned. The following week when he returned the graded papers I was scared because I thought I had gotten a poor grade. To my surprise I received an A+ on the paper and not only that, but the professor actually made me stand in front of the entire class and congratulated me. He told the class, "You see, this is what happens when you do not procrastinate on a paper. He had one of the better essays I've seen." He then looked at me and asked me in front of the entire class. "How long did you work on this paper for?". I didn't want to embarrass him in front of the class, so I shyly said, "About 3 weeks." Procrastination got me through college and honestly, I still procrastinate in my career until this day. Any time my boss assigns me a project I wait until the last minute because I honestly feel I present a better product when I work under pressure. So if it works for you continue procrastinating I guess. If it's not broke, don't fix it!
It is quite shocking today i wrote my assignment in last 30 min before its submission. And when i open YouTube this is first video which appear on it. Procrastination is just like suspense thriller movie.
hELP. Is there a cure for procrastination? :[
My panic monster doesn't exist. Just the guilt monster. The insta-gratification monkey is running rampant now because of the guilt monster... I want to procrastinate more because te guilt :[[
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