The Tools I’m Using To Stop Procrastinating

The Tools I’m Using To Stop Procrastinating

“I don’t need time, I need a deadline.” This Duke Ellington quote used to be my mantra. I’d find myself repeating it as a justification for the frenetic energy I brought to the last minute conclusion of every project. Duke Ellington was a respected leader in his field, I reasoned, so if he operated with this attitude, my own procrastination wasn’t a personal failing.

While some people enjoy the high levels of intensity and focus that can come from relying on deadlines, I’ve recently decided I no longer wanted to be motivated by an intense, often exhausting, push to the finish line.

These are the four questions I explored as I strategized about forging a different path.

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