We are ALL procrastinators and that’s why this insightful talk from Tim Urban is important viewing

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pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|
noun
the action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination.

Writer Tim Urban knows that procrastination is bad—yet he can’t seem to stop doing it! Like many of us, he just has a habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. There are so many distractions: YouTube, Wikipedia, gazing out windows, and the like.  In this article and video Tim Urban encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on. After all, it’s all fun and games until we run out of time.

For procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike, both brains have a rational decision-maker in them, he says. It’s just that procrastinators fall prey to the instant gratification monkey, a feeling that encourages fun tasks over productive, sensible ones. Ultimately, he says rational decisions and instant gratification are both needed—just at the right times.

Urban says that everyone procrastinates, but that deadline-driven procrastination differs from situational procrastination, like waiting to start a business. When there’s no real deadline, the panic monster doesn’t appear to give that extra push—which Urban says is the real source of some people’s frustration.

“It’s not that they’re cramming for some project; it’s that long-term procrastination has made them feel like a spectator at times in their own lives,” Urban says. “The frustration is not that they couldn’t achieve their dreams; it’s that they weren’t even able to start chasing them.”

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Well? What are you waiting for? Go and do that thing you’ve been meaning to know and holding off on!

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Kash Khan

Kash Khan

Kash Khan is the founder of Educate Inspire Change (EIC). Since 2012 he has focused on on inspiring and educating others in order to improve their consciousness and connect to their true selves.

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Kash Khan

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Kash Khan is the creator of Educate Inspire Change(EIC). He founded EIC in 2012 to help keep people informed, to encourage people to expand their consciousness and to inspire people to reach for their dreams.
Since 2019 he has been going through the most transformative period of his life working with Sacred Plant Medicines out of Costa Rica and is now focusing much more on creating conscious content with the sole purpose of giving people more self-awareness so that they can heal mind, body & spirit and live a full life of meaning and purpose.

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