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In this groundbreaking book, the world’s leading expert on procrastination, Dr Piers Steel, reveals the truth about why procrastinate – and shows us what we can do about it.
Using a powerful mix of psychology, science, self-help, and a decade of his own research, Dr Steel shows us what effect procrastination has on our lives, and offers real hope to sufferers everywhere.
New to this revised edition, Dr Steel shows exactly how to apply the techniques in common problem areas, resulting in a step-by-step procrastination busting guide for work, money matters and losing weight.
1 Portrait of a procrastinator
2 The Procrastination Equation
The result of eight hundred studies plus one
3 Wired for procrastination
Putting off is human nature
How modern life ensures distraction
5 The personal price of procrastination
What we miss, what we lose and what we suffer
6 The economic cost of procrastination
How businesses and nations lose
7 Optimising optimism
Balancing under- and over-confidence
8 Love it or leave it
Finding relevance in work
9 In good time
Managing short-term impulses and long-term goals
10 Making it work
Putting the pieces into practice
Postscript: Procrastinations's Chapter 11
A step-by-step guide to getting things done