Summary of Procrastination
Copyright © 1983, 2008 by Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen. Published by Da Capo Press, subsidiary of Perseus Books LLC
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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; and
- How to eliminate procrastination from your life.
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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7 months agoKnowing my problem is half the problem solved for me. The authors make it easy by listing and explaining the variety of types of procrastination and how to overcome them.
This summary is worth re-reading.
5 years agoWow, explained me and my procrastination to a tee. Will get the book.
6 years agoYou will find out why do you procastinate, and be able to take action in order to correct it.
Great summary !!