This work offers a summary of the book “THE NOW HABIT: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying GuiltFree Play” by Neil Fiore.
Neil Fiore is president of his own business consulting and executive coaching firm. He was trained as a professional psychologist and worked with companies such as Bechtel, AT&T and Levi Strauss. He is the author or coauthor of several other books.
In The Now Habit, Fiore describes the act of procrastination. He defines it as “a mechanism which people use to cope with the anxiety or stress involved in starting new tasks or completing old ones.” It therefore becomes clear that the key to overcoming procrastination isn't the usual collection of clichés.
According to the author, people have to deal with their more deeply seated inner dialogues and their own personal definitions of “failure”, “perfectionism” and “work ethic” to overcome procrastination. Fiore offers a strategic system that gives the tools needed to shift gears into a higher level of functioning. Once people take more control over the way they think about their work and motivate themselves, they will then naturally become more efficient and productive.
The Now Habit is an amazing tool to help those who are used to putting off till tomorrow what they can do today.