Why Buying Another Clock Won't Get You There On Time

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Joel D Canfield tells us why buying another clock won’t make you a punctual person — and why finding why will.

Make the Right Thing the Easy Thing


One tool I’ve made use of is affordances, a term used by Donald Norman in his insightful book The Psychology of Everyday Things. Norman suggested that, just as the position of handle and spout on a teapot affords, or provides naturally for, the act of pouring tea, some things are designed to afford proper use.

The Neurology of Motivation

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In its simplest form, motivation is a choice between two outcomes. In your brain, you balance the short and long-term costs and rewards of various options, and make a decision. And oftentimes short-term interests win out over long-term interests…

Why I'm Losing Weight (and Why I Never Could Before)

Pretending altruistic or “reasonable” motivations instead of acknowledging the silliness that is the human condition will leave you stuck. Finding why leads to honesty — which leads to change.

Modern Procrastination


Laziness in a white collar job has nothing to do with avoiding hard physical labor. Instead, it has to do with avoiding difficult (and apparently risky) intellectual labor.

Procrastination Perfected

Do you procrastinate? You’re not alone. But you don’t have to let it stop you. Decide what you most want. Believe in yourself. And bring it on, baby.

Breaking Away From the Bright and Shiny: Ways to Avoid Work Procrastination


Just one part of one tip: organization is one of the best tools that you can use – and it’s also free!

My New Year’s Resolution: Do Less

It’s almost like having an over-packed schedule is a devious form of procrastination.

Why Goals Will Only Get You Part Way There — and How to Bridge the Gap

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When we set goals, it is not enough to commit ourselves to acting in new ways. We must also think in new ways.

Book Recommendation: Eat That Frog!

Banish procrastination and inaction by “eating” that frog, otherwise known as accomplishing the day’s biggest and most important task.