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It is a common fact that we do work on urgent issues, instead of issues that have time to do. One of the main motivation theories is that people compare the output of their efforts of doing something, to the Efforts that they put into doing it. And if the efforts do not look to be paying back, they tend to not do it. This is probably true for Parkinson's law ...


I will answer from the obvious things that I see. The nature optimized us to be lazy -- to save the efforts (read: energy) until it is really necessary to. For this reason we try to avoid the job up to the lastest minute. If you have a lot of time, you will not bother until it is too late. If you have very short time left, you will forget everything else, ...

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