Problem #2: We procrastinate

When the deadline pressure is alleviated, our brains allow us to delay. Procrastinators have a misconception that they work better under pressure. Psychologically, saying one works better under pressure makes zero sense, because “pressure” is just another way of saying “just barely sufficient time to complete whatever I’m doing.”

It’s far more accurate to say that if you are a procrastinator, you work because there is pressure. Without pressure, you don’t work. Which is why pushing back a deadline is terrible for procrastinators. (Though naturally, they are typically the ones asking for the extensions).

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