NORMALLY, I would have finished this article yesterday. But I kept putting it off because of my newfound creative theory to procrastinate more. I guess I owe you an explanation, so, to be honest, it was when I researched the content for my article on Haters Gonna Hate
We think of procrastination as a curse. Over 80 percent of college students are plagued by procrastination, requiring epic all-nighters to finish papers and prepare for tests. Roughly 20 percent of adults report being chronic procrastinators. We can only guess how much higher the estimate would be if more of them got around to actually filling out the survey. But while procrastination is a vice for productivity, I’m leaning — against my natural inclinations — that procrastination is a virtue for creativity.
For years, I believed that anything worth doing was worth doing early, we are taught this in junior school, I completed my homework early. My classmates joked that I had a productive form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychologists have coined a term for my condition: pre-crastination, as far as I can ascertain, I have been dead wrong!
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