Summary of The Now Habit
© 1989, 2007
From THE NOW HABIT by Neil Fiore
Summarized by arrangement with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Since 1989, many people have overcome procrastination by following psychologist Neil A. Fiore’s recommendations. He believes procrastination is an outdated habit used to protect yourself from fear of failure and self-criticism. In this 2007 second edition of his classic text, Fiore continues to offer examples, strategies and concrete exercises to help you escape the anxiety, unhappiness and alienation that result from procrastination. Learn why you procrastinate, how it serves you, the “insidious cycle” it creates and how to start taking charge of your life and time. Fiore’s advice is geared toward businesspeople who struggle with procrastination and toward managers who want to help procrastinators on their teams. This manual will be most useful to those who eager to break free of destructive habits and determined to take steps in a new direction by doing the effective exercises that Fiore recommends.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why you procrastinate,
- How to recognize the “insidious cycle” of procrastination, and
- How to manage your time while enjoying your life and accomplishing your goals.
About the Author
Neil A. Fiore, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and a management consultant to industrial, educational and health care organizations. He publishes extensively and speaks often on radio and television.