Believe it or not, I never pulled an all-nighter in college. While my friends were loading up on caffeine in the library, I was in the Land of Nod. I’ve never had a penalty for late payment of a bill. I buy birthday cards for those I love, way in advance. Worst of all, I answer emails, usually within hours of when they appear in my Inbox.
It’s pretty pathetic.
In general, I was/am pretty much of a goody-goody. I am sure that therefore, I have missed a lot of fun.
Now, along comes Adam Grant, a popular professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with an op-ed piece that tells me that not only have I missed a lot of fun, but I have also missed the chance to be creative. An actual study has shown that procrastinators had significantly higher creativity scores than people like me who toe the deadline line.
You can read more in his piece Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate.