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When Procrastinating Can Pay Off

Does it always feel like you've got a million things to do at once? Take a step back--sometimes procrastinating pays off.

This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Time doesn't play favorites. No matter how productive we are or how much we accomplish, there remain only 24 hours in a day. As entrepreneurs, we see our to-do lists quickly expanding. Whether it's responding to e-mails or making a long-delayed call to a colleague, we must choose which tasks to complete every day.

To succeed, it may be to your advantage to choose to procrastinate. This simple act can help us set priorities and give each task the attention it deserves. Putting tasks off can raise our energy and free our minds to help us see opportunities where others perceive obstacles. Follow these steps to make procrastination productive.

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