Countless articles have been written about how to combat procrastination, the relentless pursuit of effective time management, and techniques to stay focused throughout the day. The “Most Creative Award” would likely be awarded to internet entrepreneur and author Maneesh Sethi works in the digital world, who spent most of his days alone in front of a computer. In an ingenious move, Sethi hired someone to slap him in the face each time he checked social media or deviated from actually working. In lieu of self-inflicted physical pain, there are numerous alternatives to stay engaged.
Instead of contemplating how to solve the short-term objective of staying focused, what if instead we focus on the long-term objective of becoming a proficient delayer?