Monday, October 18, 2010
Our writing specialist just shared with me a New Yorker review (October 11, 1020, "Later: What does procrastination tell us about ourselves? by James Surowiecki) of a new book on procrastination, "The Thief of Time," edited by Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White (Oxford, $65). Some interesting notes from the review (there are many):
* Procrastination is a basic, but costly, human impulse.
* The time gained by putting off a project is rarely spent doing something more productive. (Evidence the haiku tradition on our listserv. :) )
* People who procrastinate know better, but don't make themselves do better.
* Procrastination does not cause happiness.
I encourage you to, at the very least, read the review. And don't procrastinate.