Re: Accelerate the Singularity by defeating procrastination

From: Joel Pitt (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2007 - 05:47:27 MDT

On 9/20/07, <> wrote:
> The problem of procrastination.

I have no association with this website, except being a long time
reader. You might not agree with some of his philosophy, but the
points he makes are often useful regardless.

One of the best solutions of procrastination? Pulling out the network
cable. Not useful in all cases, such as research or development when
you're using online resources, but when I just need to write something
it's a lifesaver.

Some other points:
-If you recognise you are procrastinating doing something, and are in
a funk, not getting anything done, do something else easier and get
some momentum going before moving on to the thing you'd rather not do.
-The book "Getting Things Done" (google it, it's a bit of a cult of
productivity these days), is a pretty good intro to getting on top of
things. The full system it describes is probably overboard, but there
are useful bits in it.

Hope that helps, more than anything I think people just have to spend
some time seeing what works for them.


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