Kang, Haily Period 4 5/5/20 Tim Urban “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” 1. Urban uses the process of his 90 page senior thesis as a hook for his talk. He starts off by presenting a schedule of how he would divide the work. He continuously shows the schedule being pushed back, because he couldn’t find the time to do them, until three days are left. He talks about how he has pulled two all nighter to finish the assignment that was due. It was a year long assignment. 2. There are moments I am able to relate to this topic, such as a time in sixth grade. Our history teacher assigned us an essay that we had 4 weeks to do. I thought that I would do it over the 4 weeks, but I ended up making excuses to not do it. Over the course of the three weeks I told myself that I would do it or that I had too many other things to do instead of it, so I ended up pushing it back. When it was the weekend it was due that I decided to work on it, but then I went on a college tour for my sister that weekend. Then I ended up doing it the morning it was due until 3 am. 3. The Instant Gratification Monkey is the part of a procrastinator's brain that makes the irrational decisions such as instead of being production they choose to have fun. It’s characteristic is to have it easy and fun, it thinks only of the present. It convinces you to have fun, similar to a tribal mindset. 4. The Rational Decision Maker is the one that makes all the rational and productive decisions in the brain. He gives the ability to visual and think about the future, which
brings to think about things that are in the bigger picture. It is what plans our assignment and productivity.
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