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16 September 2013 No Comment

We human beings have an infinite capacity for self-deception.”
~ Tony Schwartz, fonder and CEO of The Energy Project

Here’s a great video of me describing the key psychological dynamics behind procrastination: fear of failure and the fear of success, as well as resistance to authority and the innate, human need for autonomy. Take a look to learn more.

As I say in the video, “We human beings are very funny: we’re very interesting in that when we have a task we freely set for ourselves, we WITHDRAW and cower in fear, whereas *when other people tell us what to do* we become self-righteous and respond with indignation. Human nature is thus, at least in this sense, contradictory and hypocritical.”

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