Self-worth theory: the key to understanding and overcoming procrastination | Nic Voge | TEDxPrincetonU
Nearly 80% of college students report that procrastination is a significant issue for them. Procrastination is not a matter of mere laziness; the solution is not simply better time management. Could it be that procrastination is actually a highly effective strategy for self-protection, and that’s why we continue to do it? In this talk, Nic unravels the surprising and perplexing motivational dynamics underlying our procrastination that so often lead to disengagement and burnout. Illustrated with examples drawn from two decades of coaching students, he introduces the self-worth theory of motivation, a powerful research-based conceptual framework for understanding and overcoming procrastination, avoidance and over-commitment. Dominic (Nic) Voge is Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and author of “Life Beyond Grades.” His work focuses on helping students truly thrive and achieve a sense of well-being, not only academically but in all realms of their lives. Nic is a founding member of The Resilience Consortium, the Princeton Perspective Project and Principedia - initiatives designed to deepen engagement and learning among students. He maintains a private consulting and coaching practice. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx.