Embracing Our Inclinations
Having read John Perry's essay on "Structured Procrastination" -- http://www.structuredprocrastination.com -- I have a question about self-acceptance. What if we simply took ownership of our own procrastination tendencies, accepting it as a permanent part of who we are (like left-handedness or sexual orientation), while learning to make it as functional as possible. For example, we might choose to accept that any task we take on is going to be done the night before. Rather than trying to change, we volunteer to take on many tasks, far more than the next guy, as a way of compensating. The end result is that we have a lot of accomplishments on our plate (many or all of which that were completed at the last minute). Of course, the quality of our work will be lower than our peers, but at least we will have done more than we would have otherwise. In other words, we might choose to accept QUANTITY OVER QUALITY as a way of living with our procrastination orientation. Consider this an extension of the structured procrastination approach (read the original essay, it's short).
Is anybody with me?