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Author Topic: nice article on procrastination  (Read 2795 times)

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nice article on procrastination
« on: December 25, 2005, 08:01:01 PM »
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The most impressive people I know are all terrible procrastinators. So could it be that procrastination isn't always bad?...

http://paulgraham.co...procrastination.html

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Re: nice article on procrastination
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 09:48:44 AM »
I like the way Paul Graham thinks and writes.  Thanks for the recommendation. :Thmbsup:

His article on creating wealth is interesting too.
http://www.paulgraham.com/wealth.html

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Re: nice article on procrastination
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 09:56:53 AM »
i love the zen of #9 on that page you linked dajo:
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[9] This is a good plan for life in general. If you have two choices, choose the harder. If you're trying to decide whether to go out running or sit home and watch TV, go running. Probably the reason this trick works so well is that when you have two choices and one is harder, the only reason you're even considering the other is laziness. You know in the back of your mind what's the right thing to do, and this trick merely forces you to acknowledge it.

i love the zen of this.. but it does seem a bit like a recipe for trouble in some cases.. let's remember the KISS addage (keep it simple stupid) - if you have two choices and one is more complicated than the other, better have a damn good reason for not going with the simple solution.

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Re: nice article on procrastination
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 10:50:28 AM »
Hmm, maybe I'll read this later...  ;)

I have to agree completely with the sentiments of the zen posted above.  If I'd had the strength to do that I'd be a much improved person now.  Oh well, back to slothful Christmas excess.
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