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Totally Non-Scientific Theory Tuesday: Efficiency is Directly Proportional to Urgency

All students will attest to the fact that it is much easier to get things done when you’re desperate.

As an example, I had two weeks to prepare for yesterday’s Community Medicine test. I was so determined to do well that I began my preparations at full speed the day the test was announced. That speed fizzled out rapidly and completely in a day. Two weeks is a long time, I told myself. I have so much time to study; I don’t need to push myself.

Before I knew it, it was Saturday. The test was two days away. I’d accomplished about 10% of what I needed to do for the test in fourteen days. I got done with the rest of the 90% in two.

So this is my Totally Non- Scientific Theory for this Tuesday: Efficiency is directly proportional to urgency, because somewhere in the back of your mind, you know you can get away with a little bit of procrastination, even if you shouldn’t. You know that adrenaline and the caffeine molecule are responsible for all the good that you’ve ever accomplished in your life.



Appreciator of all things beautiful. Procrastinator At Large. Lover of animals. 23. Simultaneously too young and too old for her age.

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