Creativity and Procrastination


Like so many others, I love to see studies and reports proclaiming my procrastination is somehow a good thing. But miraculously it turns out to be true.

Just because I’m not typing doesn’t mean I’m not working things over in my head, contemplating any and all options.

I prefer delaying a decision until it’s necessary. Not because I’m a lazy bastard, which I am, but rather to give myself maximum time to consider every possibility.

Turns out this is actually a good way to be, as supported by these two videos. The first is a fifteen-minute TED Talk by author and professor Adam Grant. The second is a speech given by John Cleese. Both deal essentially with the same material, though presented differently.