Can Procrastination Actually Make You More Creative?

Do you often find yourself procrastinating on projects or assignments? Do you feel like you make a lot of mistakes? It turns out it may also mean that you are prone to greater creativity and may posses traits of “Originals”, according to Organizational psychologist Adam Grant.

Adam studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this TEDtalk, we learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

Be sure to share your thoughts or take-aways in the comments below. | ADAM GRANT: The Surprising Habits of Originals (2016)

Jumping the gun on projects, or waiting too long, can work against you. Originals find “the sweet spot”, as we see in the graph below (shared in the talk):

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