5Practice Creative Procrastination

Every body procrastinates, but creative procrastination can change your life. Deliberately and consciously procrastinate on low-value tasks. Eat the biggest, ugliest frogs before you even think about dealing with the tadpoles.


1. You can get your time and your life under control only as much as you discontinue lower-value activities. To set priorities—what you do more of and sooner—you must set posteriorities, or those things that you do less of and later, if at all. Think about how you spend your day, week, or month. Which activities are the true priorities? Which ones should you do later, if at all? Pick a time (day, week, month, year) and then write down your priorities and posteriorities on the following ...

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