Many Creative Geniuses May Have Procrastinated—but That Doesn’t Mean You Should – Artsy

In Andrew Santella’s recently released book Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me, the author—a self-proclaimed procrastinator—recounts the story of Fallingwater, as well as ’s proclivity for finishing commissions years behind schedule, and Darwin’s delayed publication of the Theory of Evolution. Grant, a natural “precrastinator”—the psychological term for a person who is motivated to start and finish tasks early—decided to try and emulate the behavior of the second group by intentionally delaying his creative work.

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