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Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done

by Joseph Ferrari


I read this book during a weekend time-wasting binge.  As an academic, I liked the vast empirical literature that Dr. Ferrari cites (he's probably the most published procrastination researcher in the field).  However, from a self-help perspective, the book doesn't cut it.  His approach is to convince you, the reader, that procrastination is bad, harmful, and self-defeating.  He makes the case strongly.  Unfortunately, we chronic procrastinators already know this.  DUHHHH.  That's why we're here.  We know we SHOULDN'T procrastinate, we just CAN'T stop.

In short, this book has little self-help value (IMHO).

Not very helpful

I agree that this book is not very helpful.  For some reason I read it once and listened to it twice....thinking I missed something that could help me...but still received little more than proof that procrastination is self-defeating.  I respect Dr. Ferrari and his extensive research on procrastination. It is well-written and backed by extensive empirical research.

However, it does not tell us what to do to overcome procrastination.  I hope he researches and publishes about overcoming procrastination in the future.



interesting point! i agree - the facts don't really help me. they just confirm what i already know... that i am messing things up big time.