Procrastination, Emotions, and Success
Dr. Lamia also identifies two ways that we work with our anxiety. In one, which she calls task-oriented, we are motivated by tasks and tend to complete them in a step-by-step way, one after another.
In the other motivational style, deadline-oriented, we may not appear to be working at all as we think and plan our tasks at a somewhat unconscious level, and then complete our work in a flurry right before a deadline.
This motivational style is also called procrastination!
What Motivates Getting Things Done is a very useful book for task-oriented people, and it’s a goldmine for deadline-oriented procrastinators, whose motivational style is almost never seen as a valid or valuable way to get things done.
It is! Task-orientation and procrastination are equally valid ways to get things done. Thank you, Dr. Lamia!
You can learn more or purchase What Motivates Getting Things Done here.