The Algebra of Procrastination

Procrastination is a calculation.  It’s a calculation of value.  It goes something like this:

If X=the pain of doing the task;
and Y=the pleasure of having done the work;
Then the task will be done when the value of Y is greater than X.

Put another way, Value=Function/Cost, where Value= the task and Function=Y and Cost=X.

The task of quantifying pleasure and pain will just have to wait.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to The Algebra of Procrastination

  1. I was afraid I might. 😉

  2. T.Clear says:

    You lost me at “X”. Ha!

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