Summary of Procrastination

Why You Do It, What to Do About It

Da Capo Press,
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Procrastination book summary
Do you procrastinate? Do you know why? This book gets at procrastination’s roots. Don’t procrastinate – read it.


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Approaching unwelcome tasks with an “I’ll do it tomorrow” mindset is not unusual behavior. The problem is, tomorrow quickly becomes today, so the procrastinator sets a new tomorrow goal. This tomorrow goal eventually becomes a next week goal, then a next month goal, then a next year goal – that is, a never goal. Time runs out for everyone, but it does so far more quickly for procrastinators. If you procrastinate, do you know why? Psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen outline the reasons and roots of procrastination. More importantly, they show you how to fix your vexing, life-sapping procrastination problem. getAbstract suggests that anyone who procrastinates should buy this book. Now would be fine.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What makes people procrastinate
  • How fear-generated, flawed thinking causes procrastination
  • How to eliminate procrastination from your life


Procrastination Isn’t a Laziness Issue
One in four adults tends to put things off until "tomorrow." Usually it does not stem from laziness, irresponsibility or lack of discipline. It comes from fear, emotion, lack of self-esteem, perfectionism, catastrophic thinking and even...
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About the Authors

Jane B. Burka, Ph.D., and Lenora M. Yuen, Ph.D., are psychologists who organized the first U.S. procrastination treatment group at the University of California at Berkeley.

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