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November 15, 2012

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Scott

I think you know the later is true.

But procrastination can actually allow you to accomplish more in the real world. School tends to have set assignments that don't change or go away. Where often in the real world, if you start working on an assignment too soon, the task will change or go away completely. I can't tell you how many cases I've had where the theory has changed, new facts have been introduced that require fundamental change, or worse, the case is conceded or settled which moots the work already done (in fairness the prior work sometimes helps lead to resolution). The point is--if you procrastinate, you will always be working on something that is actually useful and needs to be completed. No wasted time. And if you are successful, you will end up with too much work and everything will be last minute anyway--because there are only so many hours in a day.

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