Many of our guests on the Growing Bolder Radio Show explain how you should start exercising, start eating better and start pursuing your passions. And they all want you to start now.
John Perry may just be one of the most unusual guests we’ve ever had. He says, yes, you should do all those things but you don’t necessarily have to do them all right away.
That’s because John is a major procrastinator.
He’s also a distinguished professor of philosophy at Stanford University and UC Riverside, the author of more than 100 books and articles, a radio show host, and winner of the Ig Noble Prize of Literature for the essay “Structured Procrastination.”
Fifteen years ago, there was so much uproar about that essay that he’s finally gotten around to writing a book on the topic called “The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing.”
After writing books on some heavy philosophical issues, including God, why would he want to writer a lighter book on something like procrastination? He explains.
Find out why he doesn’t think you need to be cured of procrastination, despite the prevalence of bad press about procrastinating; he says you just need to learn how to be a more effective procrastinator.
John gives tips for being a structured procrastinator and explains how procrastination is not the same thing as being lazy, even though the two are compatible.