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Why We Procrastinate by Vik Nithy (Full Transcript)

Vik Nithy

Vik Nithy, founder of 3 companies at the age of 20, discusses Why We Procrastinate @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege conference.

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Announcer: I would like to introduce our next speaker tonight: Vik Nithy. He is a young man who has already founded three companies at the age of 20. Sorry, I was about to say 20 companies at the age of three. And this is after being diagnosed post-HSC with a number of conditions. So he’s a truly inspiring young entrepreneur and he is going to tell you why we procrastinate. Thank you.

Vik Nithy – Entrepreneur

I finished high school about two years ago. And although I did fairly well, I didn’t do nearly as well as I could have done if I didn’t suffer from a chronic debilitating addiction to procrastination. I would put off studying until the night before every assignment and every exam wherever possible. Is anyone else guilty of cramming? Yeah. So you probably know how it feels to maybe take a five-minute Facebook break before you start working and then realize that three hours have gone past, or promise yourself that you’ll start working tomorrow every day for a week. Tomorrow, tomorrow.

It’s not just studying that we procrastinate on, we procrastinate on things like doing chores, we procrastinate on thinking about our future, and we procrastinate on saving money and getting fit. I think procrastination is a really serious problem, because it’s about not being able to bring ourselves to do the things that we know we want to do.

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