This is a refreshing take within a well-covered genre. The essential message is that productive and highly efficient people write time management and productivity texts. They love this stuff. Yet that's not fair on those trying to overcome their shortcomings in this department. Procrastinators are easily put off by timetables and worksheets and filing regimes and the other regimes in such books. Inefficient people, even if they read the books, will soon give up and return to bad habits - feeling even more depressed. What they need, the author claims, is to examine why they are so unproductive: perhaps because of low self-esteem or because they lack the desire or faith required to develop plans and see them through. From here they can develop a working pattern that works for them. So the book doesn't feel like a lecture from a "better" person. It's not a book procrastinators need fear picking up. In fact the author claims to be a sufferer, although one that found a way that worked for him: largely through goals that motivated him and simple routines that gave him persistence. This makes the book readable and empathetic, while also very useful
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