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Researchers Have Devised A Formula For Procrastinators

by Hannah Punitha on December 8, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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 Researchers Have Devised A Formula For Procrastinators

Researchers have devised a formula for procrastinators to help them know how much chance they have of overcoming their flaws.

According to a new book, which contains the mathematical equation, procrastination is becoming a problem, courtesy computer games and personal organisers which provide endless opportunities for distraction and rescheduling.

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Piers Steel, the author of the book and a business professor at Calgary University in Canada, has pulled together hundreds of studies on the art of delay. He believes that the two contradictory views commonly held about procrastinators - that they are either extra-careful or bone idle - are both wrong. Instead, they have a vice all their own.

According to Steel, chronic procrastinators are more impulsive and erratic than other people and less conscientious about attention to detail and obligations to others.
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The name of his book is 'The Procrastination Equation: Today's Trouble with Tomorrow'.

According to Steel, procrastinators believe they can complete a task and also care about it. Lazy people, by contrast, are not bothered whether they can finish the job - they just do not want to do it. Both can come up with excuses such as a dog eating the homework.

Source: ANI
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