|English: A Diagram of procrastination cycle. Task features, internal factors, irrational beliefs, behavior and consequences are shown. used for a university assessment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
It’s possibly the most dangerous of all threats to anyone who works alone in a self-motivated, self-controlled situation; the danger of procrastination. Regular readers will know I’ve visited this topic before: here are the links to those posts; 8 March 2012 (The Dangers of Distraction) , 7 June 2012 ( Procrastination is the Thief of Time) , 25 Nov 2012 (Do You Work Best in Chaos or Control?) So, why the 4th visit in a single year? Well, if you take the time to visit the side panel to the right and scroll a good way down (you’ll need to dive below the ‘Popular Posts’ piece), you’ll discover a table I was sent by www.onlineclasses.org in response to my previous posts. The table, headed ‘Procrastination Nation’, features some interesting and salutary stats on the way we waste out time. If you click on the table, a new window will open in which you can read the short piece from Online Classes and view the table at full size. I think it’s a worthwhile way to spend a few minutes, and I recommend it, especially if you’re prone to distractions. And, no, the irony is not lost on me!
Read, absorb, enjoy and take note.