“Your procrastination is probably not coming from a place of self-loathing or self-sabotage but from a need to protect yourself” (Paragraph 10). D) “Because if they don’t achieve, then they have this built-in excuse not only for themselves but for others” (Paragraph 8). E) “We come unstuck only when the fear of not getting things done overrides our fear of failure” (Paragraph 9). F) “Procrastination isn’t shameful. It’s not a sign of weakness. It’s not a flaw,…” (Paragraph 4). 5. What does the writer mean by “People who procrastinate a lot have a kind of simplistic equation in their mind: their performance is equal or equivalent to their ability, which is equal or equivalent to their self-worth as a person” (6)? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain why. Why is this statement important in understanding procrastination? 6. What does the writer mean by “When we procrastinate and put in less effort, we’re doing it as a form of self-protection…That way, if we earn a bad result, it doesn’t mean we’re not talented, able or worthy; we were just too busy or distracted to do our best” (7)? Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement. Explain whether the statement describes you, your peers, or both.
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