Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on procrastination

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Procrastination helps me avoid things that don’t give me energy. I doubt it’s a bug.

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Procrastination is information. Use it to find what demotivates you, and try to arrange your life to do less of it.

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Procrastination is information. It shows you where your ambitions mismatch your true preferences. And if you force yourself to create something you don't feel like doing, it will show. And if you happen to succeed, you would have hated it so much, you wouldn't do it again.

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If you put off until tomorrow what you can do today, tomorrow you might find that what you postponed is no longer necessary. Procrastination might be the most underrated productivity habit.

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Procrastination helps me understand what’s within reach. If you’re procrastinating, try reducing the scope until what you’re trying to do almost gets done by itself. Reduce features, cut the length, skip some things, lower your goals, curb your ambition. Works wonders for me.

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