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#128098 - 07/15/04 08:17 PM Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
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Anybody know any good books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors?

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#128099 - 07/15/04 08:55 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
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I don't.

I have been meaning to find some, but keep putting it off. ;\) Sorry, I couldn't resist. That must be my self-destructive streak in me working. Oops, did it again.

I hope you can find what you are looking for,
Bill

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#128100 - 07/15/04 10:27 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
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I have to agree with Bill \:D

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#128101 - 07/15/04 10:28 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
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Jason:
Try http://www.malesurvivor.org/Professionals/Articles/singer2.htm

It can give you some idea of interrupting the cycle you get into.
Ken


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#128102 - 07/15/04 11:33 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
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Here is a link that mentions some books on this topic:

http://www.cyberinfo.com/selfharm.htm

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#128103 - 07/15/04 11:36 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
onlyakid Offline
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Thanks Ken for the link. I read it tommmorrow LOL

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#128104 - 07/16/04 10:46 AM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
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Wow, that's a great article. Thanks for posting it. The challenge for me is always when a new type of trigger comes along that I don't recognize but that puts me in a cycle of procrastinating. Lately I just haven't been on top of things enough to understand when an "intervention" is called for. Anyhow, it was great reading. Thanks again.

I can also point you to a book not written for survivors, but one that is an interesting approach to procrastination. It's called Time Tactics of Very Successful People. Instead of laying out a formula, which never works for me, it simply looks at techniques of people who are good at mastering their time. One interesting aspect of the book is that these different successful people have different and sometimes conflicting ways of managing time, which just goes to show there is no one-size-fits-all approach to this problem.

One of my favorite quotes noted in the book is from Abraham Lincoln, who said:

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening an axe. lol That about describes me perfectly.


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#128105 - 07/16/04 12:27 PM Re: Books on Procrastination and Self Destructive Behaviors
Aden Offline
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Had you ever put a good edege on an ax, you would understand the meaning of that quote. That is not procrastination. It is preperation. Which is the key to success. Lay down all of the good work first, then the hard stuff becomes easy.

Where I work there are several people who do the same job as me. I put in much less effort and have lots more time to goof off. But my production output and quality is always quite a bit greater than anyone elses. Why? Because I keep my ax sharp. You can chop on a tree all day long with a dull ax and wear yourself out and still not get the job done. With a sharp ax you can spend the day in the shade and take the tree down with ease.

That is not an opinion. That is a fact. Of course procrastination is the mother of the chain saw.

Aden


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