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Procrastination

Yesterday, I accidentally wondered into John Perry‘s [American Philosopher] essay collection through some stray links and then got lost in them. I always felt something was wrong with my ways or with the world. His posts on procrastination and horizontal organisation give me a better perspective on things and make me feel less of an outsider.

Essays relevant to procrastination:
1. Structured Procrastination
2. Procrastination and Perfectionism
3. A Plea for the Horizontally Organized

If you are going to be reading just one of Perry’s essays, then I would suggest you read the first one. Structured procrastination is the art of making the bad trait work for you. It involves shaping the structure of the tasks one has to do in a way that exploits the trait. Towards the end of the essay Perry makes a point that structured procrastination involves certain amount of self-deception but should be easy for a procrastinator.

Confession: I am using structured procrastination to revive this blog ;^).

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