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What part of knowledge workers procrastinates on average? It’s a simple question. But until now, no one provided an answer.
Research has only focused on the procrastination behavior of college students. It doesn’t require much research to answer that question. Students are notorious for procrastinating.
And yet, most scientific studies didn’t do a good job in capturing how many students actually procrastinate. One study estimated that “25 to 75 percent of college students procrastinate on academic work.”
That’s a useless statement. Is it 25% or 75%? That’s a huge difference. Also, scientists often surveyed only a hundred people or less. While research into the consequences of procrastination has been solid, there are no strong results that show how many people actually procrastinate.
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Do you know that feeling of being so busy that time flies with a blink of an eye? We’re so busy with all kinds of things—work, friends, going out, holidays, etc. But being busy is not a good thing at all.
Especially because we waste most of our time on nonsense. We say we’re busy but in reality, we just fill up our lives with crap.
We binge-watch tv shows for days, we go to networking events with weirdoes who try to sell you their services, we spend hours finding new clothes to buy so we can impress people we don’t even like.
We’re busy with bullshit. But until a few years ago, I never got it. When people asked me, “how are you,” my answer was, “busy.”
3 min readWhat do you think is more likely to happen when a lazy person joins a highly productive team?
- Option A: The lazy person gets inspired by the productive people and their positive mindset. The lazy person automatically gets elevated to their level.
- Option B: The productive people in the team become lazy over time.
It can’t be scenario B, right?! That’s not how it works. The lazy person is by himself. There’s no way he can influence the whole group!
When the lazy person is surrounded by productive people, he’ll be inspired to do more work as well. That’s what most of us think will happen.
But in my experience, and from what I’ve learned from others, the opposite happens.
One negative person can easily destroys the group dynamic. So why do many of us believe that Option A will happen? It’s because you look at yourself.