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Success The Psychology of Achievement by Deborah Olson

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If you’ve ever thought, “I know I have to do it, but I’ll just do one more thing first …,” then you’re familiar with procrastination. It’s time to stop delaying and get down to business. Here’s how to do it.

Most of us realize it’s a bad idea to put things off. Indeed, studies confirm that procrastination can lead to worse academic performance; less self-care; poorer health; worse employment records; higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression; and even increased loneliness. Given these negative effects, you might think we would be motivated to avoid procrastination at all costs. However, feeling bad about yourself is likely to make ...

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