If you think you are not among the 95 percent of us who procrastinates, take Dr. Steel's test in The Procrastination Equation.
If you think you procrastinate because you're a perfectionist, you're wrong. So, why do we surf the Web instead of meeting deadlines? Why do we stay up watching television instead of going to bed? And how do we overcome these bad habits that we know work against our best intentions?
Written with humor, humanity, and solid science, The Procrastination Equation offers answers to such questions as:
Along the way, Dr. Steel dispels the myths and misunderstandings of motivation and procrastination, replacing them with a clear explanation of why we put off until tomorrow what we should be doing today. He then offers specific techniques we can use to tame the bad habits that adversely affect our wealth, health, and happiness, all while celebrating the very human foibles that make us who we are.
Piers Steel, PhD, is one of the world's foremost researchers and speakers on the science of motivation and procrastination. Winner of the Killam Emerging Research Leader award, he is considered the top new professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches human resources and organizational dynamics at the Haskayne School of Business. Dr. Steel's research has appeared in countless outlets around the world, ranging from Psychology Today and New Scientist to Good Housekeeping and The New Yorker. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two sons.