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The Link Between Procrastination and Perfectionism

August 13, 2010

I bought this book to help me understand why someone close to me was a championship procrastinator. I found it very insightful. While the book cautioned that procrastination can be caused by any number of reasons, the authors stated that a common cause is the link between procrastination and perfectionism.

For example, let’s say that you’ve been given six weeks to write a paper for school. If you start writing it the first day and give it your very best effort, writing and revising right up until the day it’s due, yet still end up with less than a perfect grade, your illusion of perfection is shattered. However, if you (more…)