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Welcome to this procrastination guide. The purpose of this guide is twofold. First, I will define what procrastination is. Second, I share tested and proven ways to beat procrastination
Like my guide on improving productivity, this is a dynamic guide. I’ve been researching these concepts for 10+ years. I’ll continue to update this page as I find new ways to improve it. Feel free to bookmark this guide as a reference. I hope you find it useful.
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This is the 300th article I’ve published on my blog. And every single time, I’ve beaten procrastination before I wrote the first sentence.
Once I wrote the first sentence, the second was easier, the third was even easier than that, and so forth. But it wasn’t always like this; in the past, I never got to the first sentence. I never started. And as a result, I didn’t finish things either.
But over the past four years, I’ve published 6 books and created 4 online courses. On top of that, I’m also running my family business, Vartex.
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This study on procrastination focus on the following research question: 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.