By @SimonCocking review of The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life, recently translated into English. Available from Amazon here. Dedicated website for the book here. By Petr Ludwig and Adela Schicker. Simple, science-based tools to stop procrastination Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people
By @SimonCocking review of The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life, recently translated into English. Available from Amazon here. Dedicated website for the book here. By Petr Ludwig and Adela Schicker.
Simple, science-based tools to stop procrastination
Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people still can’t manage to take control of their time and stop procrastinating. The End of Procrastination tackles this ubiquitous issue head on, helping you stop putting off work and reclaim your time. Author Petr Ludwig shows that ending procrastination is more than a wise time management strategy?it’s essential to developing a sense of purpose and leading a happier, more fulfilled life.
The keys to overcoming procrastination are simple. With eight clear, approachable tools?from quick daily worksheets to shift your perspective to to-do lists that actually help you get things done?The End of Procrastination provides everything you need to change the way you manage your time and live your life.
Based on the latest research, The End of Procrastination synthesizes over one hundred scientific studies to create a program that is based on the way our brains actually work. By understanding exactly why procrastination happens and how our brains respond to motivation and self-discipline, the book provides readers with the knowledge to conquer procrastination on an everyday basis.
Why do dumb people think they are smart? 🙂
— Adela Schicker (@adelaschicker) October 2, 2019
The End of Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing and Live a Fulfilled Life, reviewed
This is a small, compact book, though suprisingly well packed with 266 pages of useful, fun, and cheerfully illustrated pictures too. Procrastination is something that almost all of us practice to some degree more or less. Tough tasks are unappealing, do you find yourself tidying up and cleaning the house when you know there is something else that you really need to be doing? You would imagine that Petr Ludwig is Czech, from both his name and the choice of great Vaclav Havel quote to begin the book.
“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something has meaning, regardless of how it turns out.”
Naturally to suceed you then have to work out how to move something from just an idea to an achievable goal. This book aims to explain and demonstrate some practical tools to tackle the elements that hold us back, including motivation, efficiency and our ability to execute on our goals. With so many potential distractions in our daily lives any help in being able to achieve a more laser focus is always worth considering.
If you are anything less than completely convinced of your ability to never procrastinate then you have nothing to lose by reading this book. Allied to this it is well presented, not jargon heavy nor accademic, and, as we mentioned the illustrations do help to keep the content light, accessible and engaging.
About the Authors
Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He explains crucial and difficult things in simple terms. Peter helps to improve intrinsic motivation, efficiency, and the happiness of people at work and in their personal lives. In his book and talks, he transfers the knowledge of neuroscience and behavioral economics into practice.
The motto of his life is: “A person who goes with the crowd usually does not get further than the crowd itself. However, a person who is able to leave the crowd can get to places where no one has ever been.”
I’m so excited to be one of the speakers at the conference Work Awesome in New York City (@aweHQ)! When? This Thursday at Grant Thornton.
My workshop will be about purpose at work, motivation, and how to fight procrastination in the longterm. Come and enjoy a day of inspiration. pic.twitter.com/oPMxNsSVbF
— Petr Ludwig (@PetrLudwig) October 21, 2019
Vaclav Havel was a lifelong advocate of human rights and freedoms. He was a former president of the Czech republic and writer known for his plays. In this quote, he reminds us of the utmost importance of hope. #endprocrastination #hope #comfortzone #heroism pic.twitter.com/xdnXFnUsPP
— Procrastination.com (@procrastcom) October 8, 2019
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