Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban’s blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons, and famous fans like Elon Musk.
Tim Urban’s TED talk 2016 | 14:03 min
 
Sometimes, Early Birds Are Too Early,
By MATT RICHTEL JULY 19, 2014

“Since the advent of the deadline, procrastinators have suffered society’s barbs for putting off until later what needs doing now. But it turns out that many people appear to be finishing things sooner than they need to get them done. They are “precrastinators,” researchers say.”
Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination
Why we do some tasks before their time—and why pigeons do, too, By David A. Rosenbaum, Edward A. Wasserman on June 30, 2015
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. He who hesitates is lost. Procrastination is the thief of time. However, the opposite of procrastination can also be a serious problem. Familiar adages also warn of the hazards of pre-crastinating: Measure twice, cut once. Marry in haste, repent at leisure. Look before you leap.”
 
The Science of To-Do Lists: Psychology Can Make You More Productive,  
By Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit.
“Are to-do lists about feeling a sense of accomplishment or actually getting things done? The typical way of writing lists can result in feeling good about yourself at the expense of productivity.”
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