Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

6. apr. 2016
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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through SLworlds binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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  • Who’s here cuz they seen this in your high school

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  • Who would have guessed that a procrastinator is watching a video about procrastination and that person is now reading this comment of another procrastinator?

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  • I was trying to watch a video for my homework then I saw this video

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  • In honor of this video, I downloaded it, in order to watch it later.....😇

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  • No, no, we all came here to procrastinate, you're lying if you say otherwise. See, if you actually came here for studying procrastination, tell me exactly what are you doing scrolling through the comment section? That's what I thought.

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  • Was the add on procrastination before the video on procrastination really necessary?? LIKE BRO, I'M ALREADY HERE, I KNOW I PROCRASTINATE.

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  • bro that calendar woke up the panic monster in me. im only thirteen dont even got nothing to worry abt but still, that calendar gives me the heeby jeebies.

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  • I watched this video while I should be doing laundry. You can’t be late to laundry right?

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  • no way I got an ad about procrastinating before this video

  • 11:14 this man’s just described my youtube channel

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  • Watching this while "learning" for my final exams

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  • If you have something to do and you are procrastinating now ....please just get up and start doing it. don't find excuses.......and don't tell yourself after finishing this video. START RIGHT NOW .

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  • How about you mind your own business.

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  • stop procrastinating by reading the comments and get the job done

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  • Wonderful explanation about procrastination. But the real eye opener in your speech to know about the things related to without deadlines. I never thought in that direction. Thanks to explain and let me understand to have some deadlines for all the tasks to achieve in life.

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  • me watching this I felt PERSONALLY ATTACKED I am such a procrastinator 😂😂

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  • I wasted my 1 yr doing procrastinating and I didn’t get the marks in exams but this time i have taken a drop for that exam and I won’t repeat that again.

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  • Currently procrastinating diploma thesis by watching this video

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  • Am I the only one who watched this while procrastinating?

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  • I'm watching this while procrastinating my 3-5 page short paper

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  • I as a procastinator feel so much guilt and I know why I am wasting time but I always start doing it again and dont even know how to change myself

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  • anyone else watching this video because of procrastination?

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  • I have been thinking of watching this whole video but everytime I put it off...Can somebody give the message!

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  • I'm gonna take the garbage out after this

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  • I saved this video to my "watch later" playlist back in 2017

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    • Lmao

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    • I was so close to doing the same thing

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    • Same, me too, even Deam even I let this coment for later...

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  • I saw the thumbnail of this video 4 years ago but i didn't watch it until today XD

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  • Tomorrow is my exam and still the panick monster is sleeping🙄🙄

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  • me watching this, sitting in the dark playground

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  • so funny wallah

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  • I’m watching this video and an ad came up about procrastinating. I’m procrastinating

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  • I’m procrastinating going to bed rn it’s 4:30 am

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  • Me: I have a meeting to prepare for Also me: counting every square on the photo to confirm it's truly one box per week for the next 90 years.

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  • I have an exam tomorrow and I didn’t see that coming. I am going to check the freeze again

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  • Watching this doesn't mean you're procrastinating. In reality, you're learning how to avoid procrastination. And the things you need to do today? They can wait for another 14 minutes and 3 seconds.

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  • Sounds like me

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  • Had i seen this five this earlier, it would’ve saved my college life

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  • Well what about people like me who have so many physical problems & no money to pay anyone to do the things I need to get done & have to put things off?? I hate to do it but I can't physically get up & do the work I need to do because it is too have,difficult for me to do it. I want to do it.I can see me doing it, but when I start the back pain, leg,foot pain hand pain kicks in & I have to quit & sit down & do something less physical. Also there is so much to b done I get overwhelmed & can't do it alone. Have no one to help me so the moving, packing isn't getting done. I have laundry to do, fair alarms to fix & chairs to mo e etc. Can't do it myself due to my many health problems & my disabilities.. What can I do to get these jobs done that don't really have a deadline per se???

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  • My panic monster comes out AFTER deadlines, which is a lot of late work.

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  • wait, you guys have a rational decision maker?

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  • The procrastinator's motto: If you leave it for the last minute it only takes one minute to do it!

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  • Should have said more about how to control the procrastination monkey - it boils down to dopamine detox training. Lots of videos on that.

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  • This video just popped up on my SLworlds. At least this speaker does a good job not saying , "umm hmm. umm.hmm."

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  • Funny thing is I am watching this while I am procrastinating

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  • I just got a procrastination ad

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    • so did i

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  • Okay, time to stop procrastinating Yeah, maybe later

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  • I was opening the fridge when he said the thing about opening the fridge to see if there is anything different from 10 minutes ago.

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  • So I had to do a speech evaluation on this Ted talk. Well... as you might guess, I'm doing it the day before it's due. There are 25 short paragraph answers needed for this project. So ya. Well chosen for my situation.

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  • For me, I usually start of strong, then think I've done enough, forget about the assignment for the next 2 weeks, and then realize on the last day I didn't finish it

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  • i got a homework at school to write some main things about this ted talk i didn’t know what the ted is about so i wasnt really interested and thats why i havent done anything in months. look at me now, doing an essay about procrastination at 3 am because i procrastinated literally 5 months and told myself that i have enough time to do it.

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  • Most persistent recommendation so far. FU.

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  • I got a procrastinating add before this video

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  • This is the story of my life.

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  • I couldn't come out of a relationship of 5 years because of procrastination... I can so relate...

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  • “Like mate, stop procrastinating” -Bang Chan

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    • Congrats!

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  • Took me 4 years to finally get around to watching this.

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  • Best topic for talking...

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  • Me...

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  • i procastinating to watch this for months i guess

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    • but i did it

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