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Lots of useful organizing techniques but questionable whether you will stop procrastinating as a result
on 11 August 2015
The author is one of the armies of 'getting organized' proponents - with better organization being touted as the panacea to (in this case) procrastination. The 'habits' described are well described and will quite probably help in specific instances - if the reader decides to implement them - so in principle the book has the potential to be useful.
The big if, as mentioned by some other reviewers, is that many of the habits require lots of time and proactivity to implement, qualities that procrastinators do not always have / apply in spades. To top it off, applying all the 23 habits will require so much time that it is questionable to what extent you will save time after all and how much more effective you will become, even if you will stop procrastinating. In that sense the book should be read in conjunction with A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits Of Disorder if you are really looking for a balanced treatment of the subject.
Implementing the habits selectively may be useful, though - therefore the four stars. It is also very easy to read, well organized and may potentially move the odd reader from the group of procrastinators to become more proactive.