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What motivates getting things done : procrastination, emotions, and success

Author: Mary C Lamia
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Lamia explores the emotional lives of people who are successful in their endeavors -- both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike -- to illustrate how human motivation works and how to make the most of it. She illustrates how so-called negative emotions like distress, fear, and shame can drive the achievement of goals. --Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary C Lamia
ISBN: 9781538121900 1538121905
OCLC Number: 1054933986
Awards: Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2017
Description: xii, 137 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What motivates getting things done : an overview --
Deadlines, deliberation, and distraction --
What motivates early action or delay? --
Anxiety as an engine of task completion --
Why you should fear failure --
Pursuing excellence --
Relationships and divergent motivational styles --
Optimizing your motivational style --
Troubleshooting guide --
Looking back and moving forward.
Responsibility: Mary Lamia.

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