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Author Topic: Kick procrastination's ass: Run a dash [2005]  (Read 2668 times)
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« on: August 02, 2011, 05:13:19 AM »

One of the best articles I've ever read, you MUST read this. Fully.

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My favorite tonic for procrastination—which I have mentioned in passing previously—is what I call a dash, which is simply a short burst of focused activity during which you force yourself to do nothing but work on the procrastinated item for a very short period of time—perhaps as little as just one minute. By breaking a few tiny pebbles off of your perceived monolith, you end up psyching yourself out of your stupor, as well as making much-needed progress on your overdue project. Neat, huh?







from http://www.43folders.com/...stinations-ass-run-a-dash
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 12:13:44 PM »

That article eventually lead to this one, which was the inspiration behind one of my apps (Instant Boss)
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 10:43:09 PM »

One of the best articles I've ever read, you MUST read this. Fully.

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My favorite tonic for procrastination—which I have mentioned in passing previously—is what I call a dash, which is simply a short burst of focused activity during which you force yourself to do nothing but work on the procrastinated item for a very short period of time—perhaps as little as just one minute. By breaking a few tiny pebbles off of your perceived monolith, you end up psyching yourself out of your stupor, as well as making much-needed progress on your overdue project. Neat, huh?



from http://www.43folders.com/...stinations-ass-run-a-dash

Sorry, I am procrastinating about reading your post, but I promise I will get to it soon.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 12:24:11 AM »

Now if I could just get somebody to dash in and kick a few procrastinator's asses, I'd be all set. Grin

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 01:07:16 AM »

Oh, no you don't... I've got my procrastinating on a very tight schedule:
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=3850.0

Hold on... I've got something very important to put off or else it's NEVER gettin' done...  tellme
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2011, 10:14:46 PM »

Oh, no you don't... I've got my procrastinating on a very tight schedule:
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=3850.0
Yes, that article on Structured Procrastination was one of the most ingenious blog posts I had read in a long time.
It was serendipitous - saved me from doing some work. Just before I read it, I had been intending to write a blog post on the important matter of "Inherited Leg Cramp", but I gave up, outclassed in the face of such ingenuity.
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