DON''T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK: The world''s leading expert on
procrastination uses his groundbreaking research to offer
understanding on a matter that bedevils us all. Writing with
humour, humanity and solid scientific information reminiscent of
Stumbling on Happiness and
Freakonomics, Piers Steel explains why we
knowingly and willingly put off a course of action despite
recognizing we''ll be worse off for it.
For those who surf the Web instead of finishing overdue
assignments, who always say diets start tomorrow, who stay up late
watching TV to put off going to sleep, The Procrastination
Equation explains why we do what we do - or in this case
don''t - and why in Western societies we''re in the midst of
an escalating procrastination epidemic.
Dr. Piers Steel takes on the myths and misunderstandings behind
procrastination and motivation - showing us how
procrastination affects our lives, health, careers and happiness
and what we can do about it. With accessible prose and the benefits
of new scientific research, he provides insight into why we
procrastinate even though the result is that we are less happy,
healthy, even wealthy. Who procrastinates and why? How many ways,
big and small, do we procrastinate? How can we stop doing it? The
reasons are part cultural, part psychological, part biological.
And, with a million new ways to distract ourselves in the digitized
world - all of which feed on our built-in impulsiveness -
more of us are potentially damaging ourselves by putting things
off. But Steel not only analyzes the factors that weigh us down but
the things that motivate us - including understanding the
value of procrastination.