Understanding Procrastination: An Introduction

Procrastination: Widespread Among Us Procrastination is arguably the most common form of self-sabotage.  And not just among “losers”.  Some of the most accomplished people of all time delay(ed) their goals for no good reason.  Author Truman Capote, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci rank high among them. Recent studies suggest that among adults, 15-20% of adults chronically procrastinate and 25% consider procrastination to be one of their defining personality traits.  Among college students, procrastination is even more widespread: 80-95% procrastinate to some degree, around 70% regard themselves as procrastinators, and about 50% say that their procrastination is consistent and problematic. Does knowing that comfort you? Does it.