We’re so distracted with useless tasks, that we live truly unproductive lives.
And that’s stupid, right? Why would you sabotage yourself? Why would you start things but never finish them? Why would you not get the most out of life?
Well, I have good news: It’s not your fault.
Well, it is, but it also isn’t. It’s complicated.
It’s not your fault because procrastination is as old as modern civilization.
Hesiod, a Greek poet who lived in the 8th century B.C., put it best:
“Do not put off your work until tomorrow and the day after. For the sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor the one who puts off his work; industry aids work, but the man who puts off work always wrestles with disaster.” You see? That quote is from centuries ago. Our behavior hasn’t changed much. It doesn’t take a scientist to observe that.
That’s good to know. I guess procrastination is just working “old school”.
I have created a system. Feel free to copy it.
I call it Procrastinate Zero. And it looks like this:
Some great tidbits in here. I especially like his tip about how to get people to actually read your email.