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#1 Simon

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 09:38 AM

Procrastination is a strange phenomenon. It often seems to be a good solution for making life more enjoyable (by delaying unpleasant responsibilities). But procrastination almost invariably works to make things ultimately more difficult and stressful. And it is a rare individual that escapes the dark hand of procrastination. Many people struggle for years to free themselves from its chains in order to forge ahead towards academic success, fulfilling relationships, a clean house, or a muscular body.

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Posted 03 December 2003 - 11:30 AM

I will do it later. :rolleyes:


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Posted 04 December 2003 - 12:14 PM

I will do it later. :rolleyes:

ROTFL :lol:
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:54 AM

25 points, no supprises there then.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:09 AM

25 points, no supprises there then.

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I'm surprised you could be motivated enough to post so quickly. :lol2:
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:10 PM

This is quite apt

I was thinking last week about why I keep putting things off ?

I scored 40 in the test so maybe I'm not alone in my incedcision , however I DO seem to be turning it into an art form

I think that we like to procrastinate, it gives us something to worry about , and we LIKE to worry

Why do we like to worry ?

:dunno:

Right, I'm off to buy a Self Help Book, or shall I do it Tomorrow ????/


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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:26 PM

I think that we like to procrastinate, it gives us something to worry about , and we LIKE to worry

Why do we like to worry ?

:dunno:


The problem is Rob these days there are just too many things to worry about. I mean I've only just started to get over Mad Cows Disease and now I've got bird flu. :uhm:
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 03:09 PM

The problem is Rob these days there are just too many things to worry about. I mean I've only just started to get over Mad Cows Disease and now I've got bird flu. :uhm:


Simon,

I feel sorry for you, It must be driving you Quackers!

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:13 PM

Simon,

I feel sorry for you, It must be driving you Quackers!

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:46 AM

Dear Simon,

Its a good test for an introspection of one's self. Such 'doses' are required once in a while in the fast life. Arnold Toynbee said 'Procrastination is the thief of time'.

Thanks for the 'test' :thumbup: ( my score was 28).

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:59 PM

Its a good test for an introspection of one's self. Such 'doses' are required once in a while in the fast life. Arnold Toynbee said 'Procrastination is the thief of time'.

Thanks for the 'test' :thumbup: ( my score was 28).

Oh this is an old one; I cannot remember my score. In fact I may not have taken it at all. I clicked the link and read 40 questions and 25 minutes and decided to leave it til later. I believe I said the same when I first posted the test over a year ago. :helpplease:
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 12:37 PM

I had 23........but then i do have "wonder Woman" on back of my Hi Vis!!


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Posted 12 July 2007 - 07:02 AM

I had 23........but then i do have "wonder Woman" on back of my Hi Vis!!

Hi Caz, I've been meaning to get back to you but.... :biggrin:
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:18 PM

Hi Caz, I've been meaning to get back to you but.... :biggrin:




I wasn't holding my breath Simon......took it as a typical male comment

"i'll call you".........

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:51 PM

I wasn't holding my breath Simon......took it as a typical male comment

"i'll call you".........

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I'm gonna do it on Monday. Definitely. :thumbup:
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:51 PM

I'm gonna do it on Monday. Definitely. :thumbup:



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i've been thinking about this


and i WILL call you........eventually ;)
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 08:14 PM

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and i WILL call you........eventually ;)

You know Caz it's been that long I've completly forgotten what it is we're supposed to be procrastinating about. If you put it off long enough... :biggrin:
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 11:22 PM

I scored 42!

My acute procrastination started about the same time as discovering the internet. I have a combination of procrastination and IDD....Internet Defecit Disorder! :uhm:


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

I scored 42!

My acute procrastination started about the same time as discovering the internet. I have a combination of procrastination and IDD....Internet Defecit Disorder! :uhm:

I know what you mean. Like no other pursuit the internet has the ability to eat time ravenously. I often set out to do something (usually work) and three hours later I've achieved precisely zilch. :helpplease:
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 05:58 AM

Hi



My score was 28. I feel the need to improve on it.



I usually fix my target deadlines well in advance and ensure my work is finished before the deadline more often, occasionally after deadlines when I have unexpected issues popping up like any health issues.... but I ensure all the tasks are prioritized and plan and organize in advance.



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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

Hi



My score was 28. I feel the need to improve on it.



I usually fix my target deadlines well in advance and ensure my work is finished before the deadline more often, occasionally after deadlines when I have unexpected issues popping up like any health issues.... but I ensure all the tasks are prioritized and plan and organize in advance.



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You sound alright to me Jean. Some fine tuning required but nothing too drastic. Perfection is difficult for us humans to master. :smile:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:08 AM

OH, how I wish I could plan and do things well ahead of time. Is it a sign of our times that make us put off thungs until the last minute and then look back and think if I did this earlier it would not have been great but spectacular. I have so many friends and peers with the same affliction!


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:54 PM

OH, how I wish I could plan and do things well ahead of time. Is it a sign of our times that make us put off thungs until the last minute and then look back and think if I did this earlier it would not have been great but spectacular. I have so many friends and peers with the same affliction!

I like to think that the people who do everything well in advance don't have as much fun as us procrastinators. Isn’t it exciting leaving things until the very last millisecond? :rolleyes:

When I was at Uni I was one of those who could go out and enjoy a few beers the night before a big assignment was due in rather than starting the assignment that night or having it finished three weeks early. The problem is most of my buddies were procrastinators and I had to help them on the last minute so they could come out for a pint. :drunk:

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 04:48 PM

17 points.

I can't stand timewasters.

I can see why some of you thought I was a bloke ;)

Seriously - just get the stuff you hate done first, the rest will follow then you look like the most organised person in the world.

It's horrible being on the end of procrastination, especially if it's something important, like a job. I once had 4 interviews for one job when I knew after stage 2 I was the only applicant. Every interview started late as well, drove me mad. Should have turned it down on gut feel because the place drove me nuts!


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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

Seriously - just get the stuff you hate done first, the rest will follow then you look like the most organised person in the world.

It's a really difficult skill to master, but I agree with you it's the most productive. Most people like to clear all the bits and bobs and trivial nothings from their in-tray before attacking that difficult project. Trouble is tomorrow always brings another bagfull of trifle and the big job never get's done. Not me though. :whistle:

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