Ep. 20: Why It’s OK to Procrastinate
Is there such a thing as good procrastination? Josh and Shelby answer that very question on today’s episode. We hear from Originals author Adam Grant about productive procrastination and we give you some quick tips to combat your tendency to put things off until the last minute.
- What a pair of J.Crew flats taught Shelby about the lure of instant gratification.
- A parable about procrastination: Why the “panic monster” is the procrastinator’s guardian angel, waking up when a deadline is near, says Tim Urban.
- Shelby and Josh reminisce about writing college papers the night before a deadline and describe opposing habits when it comes to handling emails.
- Sometimes procrastinators are more creative than those who dive in early. Adam Grant uses Leonardo da Vinci as an example of someone whose procrastination led him to discover new interests that improved his paintings.
- A fear of incompetence or failure can keep people from tackling timely projects. Shelby and Josh give tips for combating procrastination, starting with keeping track of when and why you do it.
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Favorite quote from this episode:
“We don’t have to rush to get an idea developed. There’s something to be said for waiting for the right time.”
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