Future-you will give in’

August 18, 2014 ☼ Link

David McRaney in Procrastination:

You can try to fight it back. You can buy a daily planner and a to-do list application for your phone. You can write yourself notes and fill out schedules. You can become a productivity junkie surrounded by instruments to make life more efficient, but these tools alone will not help, because the problem isn’t you are a bad manager of your time — you are a bad tactician in the war inside your brain.


If you fail to believe you will procrastinate or become idealistic about how awesome you are at working hard and managing your time you never develop a strategy for outmaneuvering your own weakness.

Found this article the other day on Procrastination and I don’t think I have ever highlighted so many passages in one article before. Very interesting and insightful article.

I have discovered David McRaney’s Podcast You Are Not So Smart” just over the weekend and it has become almost an instant favourite of mine. Currently catching up with back-episodes and dive into the archives of the blog. I have the feeling I will link more to the blog in the blog in the future.

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