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What I need is a new understanding of what procrastination is, and why I do it.  There are already several explanations, none of which has proved useful to me thus far:

  • Laziness — no, I am usually extremely productive when I’m procrastinating
  • Lack of Discipline — maybe, but learning discipline would take discipline; where do I start?
  • Perfectionism — I’m not a perfectionist, am I?
  • Bad Work Habits — yes, but sometimes I have good work habits, it depends on the situation or project; there must be more to it than that
  • It’s Natural — yes it’s natural to feel unmotivated about a task whose reward (or consequence for non-performance) seems small or remote in time; but why, when a terrifying deadline looms large, do I continue to procrastinate?

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