Thursday, October 11, 2012

Procrastination: The Secret to Success?

What is the secret to success?

The cliché answer to this is "do not procrastinate!"

I love Clichés, but this one is not always true. I present to the arguments for procrastination:

1. With procrastinating time goes by, including time to discuss the project with others and time to reflect on it. By the time you are writing it last minute, you have maximized the amount of knowledge you could have before writing. Benefit? I think so.

2. When you start things early, there is not much motivation driving you. There isn’t any pressure saying “I have to do this now.” With procrastination, you are always thinking, “I have to do this now or fail.” Plenty of pressure means more motivation. More motivation=More passion=Better writing (maybe).

3. By that same train of thought, more pressure means more focus. You know you need to finish this project now, so there is no time for breaks or distractions. This means your mind will be completely focused on work.

4. Procrastination also means you will be going to sleep later, which means you will be more tired. Thus, unlike early nights where you might have trouble falling to sleep, with procrastination, you’ll fall asleep immediately. You might even fall asleep before you make it to bed.

As you can see, procrastination has many benefits. It can lead to better writing and better sleep. The only possible downsides are that rushing will lead to terrible writing, or you won’t be able to finish it in time, both leading to failure. Other than that, procrastination is clearly the best strategy around.

-The I'll finish the signature later.

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  1. Hey, it's Lainey! This is a great blog post-- very funny and quite true! Haha :) Thanks so much for featuring me!

    1. Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked it!

      Make sure to share it :)

  2. Any chance we could repost this blog post? If from an author we would had a book as the graphic and a link to the blog.

    If interested send an email to :


    1. I would be happy if you reblogged it. I can't email you though and still be anonymous.

  3. Lol this was funny!
    Your sign cracked me up! XD

  4. I hope this is true, but I am not sure,I will think more about it and get back to you ....whenever!

  5. I so agree! We writers procrastinate when we're unsure about something. Better to mull over it and let the subconscious mind work on our story instead of forcing out a wordcount just to do it.

  6. This made me laugh!

    I procrastinate literally everything and due to this I am overtired all the time and when I want to change it I procrastinate the change. :)

    Is it just my computer (it sometimes doesn't show everything properly) or is there nothing to follow where it says followers?

  7. Gertrude Stein, a famous American writer, said that it was very difficult being a genius, because you had to spend a lot of time doing absolutely nothing. So I guess she agrees with you.

  8. Haha, nice. Loved it!
    I've been following that strategy a little too much lately, hence my latest post is almost 3 weeks old!

  9. ROFL. Great justifications. I am a recovering procrastinator but I do fall off the wagon from time to time. :D

  10. I love your spin on procrastination. I call it "creative procrastination"

  11. I'd call it Productive Procrastination. In the end, its a great way to understand that you can USE breaks instead of just being lazy.