Deadlines, procrastination, and how to accomplish your goals

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Guest: Phyllis Korkki

Whether in our heads or paper, most of us have a “to-do” list. Maybe it’s paying bills, organizing family photographs, or replacing the water heater.  And there are the bigger goals, too — learning Arabic, finishing that screenplay, or starting a new business. So why don’t some of us get these things done? New York Times business writer PHYLLIS KORKKI has been giving people advice about deadlines for years and has explored the distractions and obstacles that get in the way. Now she’s come up with a practical guide to accomplishing your goals which she lays out in a new book, The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You’re a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me.

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