Usually procrastination is something we don’t want, we view it as a negative thing. And in most cases it actually is.
But as with all things good and bad, there are exceptions. Procrastinating can sometimes have its advantages.
If you leave it to the last minute, it only takes a minute.
That can be good because you get things done faster. However, if you don’t get things done, or if you get them done not good enough, that’s often a problem
Schumpeter recently wrote an article for The Economist titled No rush – In praise of procrastination.
THERE is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. [...]
slowing down makes us more ethical. When confronted with a clear choice between right and wrong, people are five times more likely to do the right thing if they have time to think about it than if they are forced to make a snap decision.
That’s an interesting observation – although few people really have the conscious ambition to be more ethical. People who want to be ethical already are ethical, and those who aren’t ethical don’t have the ethic to invest in becoming more ethical.
Fortunately there are more selfish reasons to slow down too:
Warren Buffett, the world’s most successful investor, holds stocks for the long term rather than churning them. He writes that: “lethargy bordering on sloth remains the cornerstone of our investment style.” Fabius Maximus, a Roman general nicknamed “The Delayer”, wore Hannibal’s invading army down by avoiding pitched battles.
A quarter of the US population now eats in a fast food restaurant every day.
But all of these are more examples of a hectic lifestyle, and the solution is to know when to slow down, not to become a procrastinator.
In fact, while procrastination can have a positive function in some circumstances, in most cases it’s better to stop procrastinating.
And in those cases the Stop Procrastination Hypnosis Download is an excellent choice to work on the issue.