Contemplating the Challenge of Procrastination

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Contemplating the Challenge of Procrastination
A favorite saying of Joseph Ferrari, one of the leading international researchers on procrastination is that “Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator” (Hamilton, 2005, n.p.). Dr. Ferrari explains that all human beings tend to put tasks off, but that his research shows that “20 percent of U.S. men and women are chronic procrastinators” who “make procrastination their way of life” by putting things off in work, in school, and in their personal relationships(Hamilton, 2005, n.p.). Unfortunately, I definitely am part of this 20% of the population.
I have always been a procrastinator, and I always thought it was because I was lazy. Most things that I procrastinate about are...
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.....o overcome this in my own life.
References
Choi, C. Q. (2005). Procrastinate later. Scientific American, 292(4), 32.
Hamilton, A. (2010). Psychology of procrastination: Why people put off important tasks until the last minute. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/04/procrastination.aspx
Prochaska, J.O., Norcross, J., & DiClemente, C. (1995). Changing for good: A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward. New York: Avon Books.
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