Synopses & Reviews
Dr. William J. Knaus's awareness/action approach has helped thousands of people overcome the adverse effects of procrastination. Now, this completely revised and updated edition of his classic bestseller can help you identify the root causes of your particular problem and develop a workable action plan to regain control of your life. Based on the latest research, Do It Now! includes: The Procrastination Inventory--a self-test to help you identify personal behavior patterns The six classic procrastination styles and how to overcome them Dozens of helpful exercises and strategies--plus special Do It Now! tips
""Don't procrastinate on reading this book and using its methods!"" --Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
""This compelling book goes beyond procrastination and addresses a general style of life that points the way to less stress, more satisfaction, and greater achievement."" --Arnold A. Lazarus, Ph.D., ABPP Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University Coauthor, The 60-Second Shrink ""Better than the excellent original. Must reading for all professionals and laypersons interested in the procrastination habit.""-- Richard C. Springthall, Ph.D. Director of Graduate Studies, American International College Coauthor, Educational Psychology.
""By following Dr. Knaus's simple, elegant, and tested ideas, you'll get more of the rewards of life and create a more productive, powerful you."" --Joseph Gerstein, Ph.D., FACP Harvard Medical School
The subject of this revised edition is procrastination and how to eliminate it. Fresh insights are offered on the causes of procrastination, self-motivation techniques and action strategies based on the research.
Do It Now! has already helped thousands of people overcome procrastination, a troublesome, almost universal trait that can block both personal and professional fulfillment. Using the ""awareness/action"" approach developed during over 25 years of clinical experience, therapist William Knaus shows readers how to first identify the root causes of their procrastination problem and then find workable solutions for overcoming them. This revised edition includes fresh insights and techniques based on the latest research.
About the Author
WILLIAM J. KNAUS, Ed.D., is a former Director of Training at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy and the author of Change Your Life Now! (also published by Wiley).
Table of Contents
THE PITFALLS OF PROCRASTINATION.
Stop Fiddling and Start Doing.
Mapping Your Procrastination Territory.
The Seeds of Procrastination.
Patterns of Change.
PROCRASTINATION CONTINGENCIES AND WRONG SOLUTIONS.
In and Out of the Quagmire.
Control: The Pathway to and From Procrastination.
Perfectionism and Fear of Failure.
Approval Seeking and Putting It Off.
Discomfort Dodging and Procrastination.
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION.
Procrastination Styles: A Fresh Look at an Old Problem.
Your Imagination Can Help You Get It Done.
Clear Thinking Gets It Done.
Getting in Touch with Your Feelings.
Following Through by Rewarding Yourself.
Planning to End Procrastination.
Get Yourself Organized and Follow Through.
Afterword: Enjoying the Journey.