Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through ISpulse binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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  1. Lekhanh Danh
    Lekhanh Danh
    19 mínútum síðan


  2. Gerard Ligonde
    Gerard Ligonde
    22 mínútum síðan

    > if you're smart ... answer this. a | ■□□ b | □■□ (name the shaded ■ squares) c | □■□ 1 2 3

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    Brodie Meyer
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  4. johnnydalegend bhangal
    johnnydalegend bhangal
    56 mínútum síðan

    bro youre 6 ft? damn im only 5'8.

  5. Ryan Murphy
    Ryan Murphy
    59 mínútum síðan

    Anyone else watching this video while procrastinating?

  6. Mackenzie Martin
    Mackenzie Martin
    Klukkustund síðan

    me on youtube instead of doing homework: *sees video called inside the mind of a master procrastinator* my 10 missing assignments, essay worth half my grade, and major test could wait. I want to watch this video

  7. Leander
    Klukkustund síðan

    C'mon man, i have a deadline tomorrow

  8. Lengoc Cuong
    Lengoc Cuong
    Klukkustund síðan

    I love u girl

  9. Christian Mighty
    Christian Mighty
    Klukkustund síðan

    I am an intelligent procrastinator

  10. Lucas Flores
    Lucas Flores
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Lots of animals make long terms decisions

  11. rebecca
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    when you watch a video about procrastinating while your procrastinating work

  12. itz7rey
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I watch this video as i procrastinate

  13. Some Dude
    Some Dude
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I will definitely check this out later

  14. Gavin Mitchell
    Gavin Mitchell
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    how did he get inside my head and see what i do

  15. Vungoc Long
    Vungoc Long
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

  16. Sudarshan Seshadri
    Sudarshan Seshadri
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    This is my third time watching this video instead of doing my English essay.

  17. Wissem Hamza
    Wissem Hamza
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    oh my god i loved that speech !!

  18. Xa Quy
    Xa Quy
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Yang milih allah like yg Mili dajal hirawkan 1:39.........m.

  19. David Alexander MUSIC
    David Alexander MUSIC
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I watched this video in 2016 when it first came out. And 've been procrastinating with this comment ever since.

  20. Uviratan Obando
    Uviratan Obando
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    “Procrastination is a Thief of Time”

  21. abigaile lucline
    abigaile lucline
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    ISpulse: “inside the mind of a master procrastinator” 33 Million people: wow, my assignments can wait, lemme watch this.

  22. Reyhan Alhafizal
    Reyhan Alhafizal
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    the ironic thing is, I saved this video to watch later, and just watch it today, a year later :/

  23. TXLAdventure
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I don’t have a panic monster I just give up.

  24. Alumanati2009 Ghimire
    Alumanati2009 Ghimire
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Me always

  25. Elif Şahbudak
    Elif Şahbudak
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I even postponed watching this video

  26. Forex Academy
    Forex Academy
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm the master....

  27. jfroco
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    After watching this, I thought procrastination has a lot to do with the Flow by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. Then I googled about this relationship and there a few papers and articles about it... then I read Mihály bio in Wikipedia and then I watched a video about Hungary....

  28. Jason Shen
    Jason Shen
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I am gonna call the 911 to tell them to awake my Panic Monster Yeah I am gonna call them

  29. sekerkavanozum seker
    sekerkavanozum seker
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I'll watch this later

  30. Samarth Vedi
    Samarth Vedi
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    My Calculus test is in 2 hours. The panic monster hasn't jumped in yet but I have a feeling it will soon.

  31. UFC 243
    UFC 243
    7 klukkustundum síðan

    1:40 dog: help my please

  32. Alex McCurter
    Alex McCurter
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Right now, I'm running late for work and I'm not ready to leave yet. But my instant gratification monkey saw a TED talk he wants to watch. So here we are.

  33. Alien Wired
    Alien Wired
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    In all seriousness though, I am a "naturally lazy" person, it's really hard for me to get going and once I am going, it's really hard for me to stop, because, I know how hard it is for me to get going again. But, stop you must in my line of work, you physically can not do what I do every day without resting a day or two in between and I HATE that! Hate.... another little odd failing I have to work on...

  34. Biswajeet Sahu
    Biswajeet Sahu
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Incredible Glad I found this video

  35. Mark R
    Mark R
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    That calendar is an ad for the instant gratification mindset

  36. Tully, The Created
    Tully, The Created
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m literally procrastinating sleep by watching a master procrastinator procrastinate

  37. akyas
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    I procastinated watching this video on procastination for one year.

  38. Vatsalya Kumar Mishra
    Vatsalya Kumar Mishra
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    I literally skipped this video from my recommendations for the 47th time. PROCRASTINATING ULTRA PRO MAX...

  39. SilPhate
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    you feel like the fun you have in the dark playground isn't actually fin because it's filled with guilt and dread? imo that's what MAKES IT FUN

  40. Gabriella Hilário
    Gabriella Hilário
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm not a procastinator, but let me watch this video since I have a lot of things to do

  41. Gerard Ligonde
    Gerard Ligonde
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    nothing in the fridge, guess i gotta clean my whole house now

  42. FiredBlaze
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    "ill watch this later" *_*slides this video into my watch later_**

  43. Sherman Tung
    Sherman Tung
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Really the worst part of being a procastinator is the guilt you endure everyday. Man it legit hurts.

  44. Jordan Pennypacker
    Jordan Pennypacker
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    I think I got rid of the panic monster and it got replaced with the what's the point person

  45. Bren Wan
    Bren Wan
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    I procrastinated on watching this video

  46. Lekhanh Danh
    Lekhanh Danh
    13 klukkustundum síðan


  47. Rhys BC
    Rhys BC
    14 klukkustundum síðan


  48. Koushi Sugawara
    Koushi Sugawara
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    That moment when I realise I am watching this instead of doing my chores that I need to do and earn money from doing

  49. AleksandraARMY Slytherin
    AleksandraARMY Slytherin
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    I often procrastinate by playing video games or watching ISpulse, (like I'm literally procrastinating right now). Every time when my screen starts loading or goes black or something, I start contemplating my life and 2 seconds later, *BAM* The bright colours are back and I forget about all the guilt. Anyone else?

  50. SaVaGeStEr
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    boiz how do you kill the monkey

  51. Mio Ali
    Mio Ali
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Normal people: I studied so hard I barely slept yesterday Me: what test

  52. Doge the Great
    Doge the Great
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    I must write a comment so i can remember when i found this gem.

  53. Bhushan Mahamuni
    Bhushan Mahamuni
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    This man literally made me cry.. as I realised I belong to the non-deadline type.

  54. R A
    R A
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    please procrastination has killed me. Genuinely I think I've fucked myself over past the point of no return. I don't want this life but it's attached itself to me and everyday it just sucks away more hope of ever having a future for myself. send fucking h e l p

  55. BEAST • 1000 years ago
    BEAST • 1000 years ago
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm watching this while my deadline is 10 minutes left

  56. Ilya Buzukov
    Ilya Buzukov
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Nah, I am not a procrastinator.... Imma watch it later though

  57. Honey Bee
    Honey Bee
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Who else’s thesis was due 3 1/2 years ago

  58. S P
    S P
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    We can get a better feel for india? What does he mean by that?🤔

  59. Honey Bee
    Honey Bee
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m not lazy..... I just can’t be bothered to make my brain exercise for important material

  60. Trisha Javier
    Trisha Javier
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    hello. im procrastinating by watching a video abt procrastination

  61. Alex
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Inside the mind of me

  62. Daniel Serrano
    Daniel Serrano
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    People: procrastinating ISpulse: "Inside the mind of a master procrastinator" People: you son of a b*tch I'm in

  63. •CloudUnity•
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    me procrastinating on my studying by watching a ted talk video *about procrastination-*

  64. Storm Fynx
    Storm Fynx
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    I’m watching this and I have a school assignment due in a couple of days.....I need to fix my computer to get the assignment done..... Have you connected the dots?

  65. Sole Ice
    Sole Ice
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is worth saving for later...

  66. Vungoc Long
    Vungoc Long
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    1:40 dog: help my please

  67. JoshyBS
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm procrastinating watching inside the mind of a procastinater

  68. Sam Plante
    Sam Plante
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Why is he talking of me? Anyone could tell me?

  69. Dolphin22
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    This video was in my 'watch later' playlist for more than a week. Totally not procrastination. 🙃

  70. Windperfire
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    the "Yeah I got time" meme perfectly sums this up

  71. Salwa Miftahul
    Salwa Miftahul
    21 klukkustund síðan

    Me: the closer to the deadline, the more excited I am to do the task. Wkwkwk

  72. KittyCatsKill
    21 klukkustund síðan

    i dont even have a panoc monster at this point

  73. Gustavo Figueiredo
    Gustavo Figueiredo
    21 klukkustund síðan

    This was the worst TED Talk I've ever seen.

  74. Ксения Солнцева
    Ксения Солнцева
    21 klukkustund síðan

    Saved! And never be watched ))

  75. ManderWayne
    21 klukkustund síðan

    Pfffft amateur. Should have waiting till you had on day to do it

  76. shakti mangru
    shakti mangru
    21 klukkustund síðan

    I am doing the same right now. Lol

  77. B X
    B X
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    At 7pm: I will have finished it until 8 At 8pm: I will have finished it until 9 At 9pm: I will have finished it until 10 ... then at some point in the night you decide to finish it tomorrow.

  78. Alistair Sunday
    Alistair Sunday
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching this vid while I should be reading

  79. I spamforfun
    I spamforfun
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like the guy procrastinated in preparing for his Ted-Talk

  80. DI LUN WU
    Degi Síðan síðan

    who is procrastinating by watching this video rn?...

  81. Cjxtreme66
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Literally doing this right now.

  82. Georgia Dunphy
    Georgia Dunphy
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm procrastinating on a major project by trying to diagnose my procrastination issue by watching this video. I can't seem to escape this vicious cycle.

  83. Stardust
    Degi Síðan síðan

    i just pull up here whenever I'm procrastinating to get some validation from the homies. :)

  84. No Noi
    No Noi
    Degi Síðan síðan

    0:22 my love video :X.

  85. Mia K
    Mia K
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I literally have an exam tomorrow and yet here I am :/

  86. Alfred Saalo
    Alfred Saalo
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have a math retest which I haven't studied a minute for tomorrow moring. Wish me good luck!

  87. Anne Hedonia
    Anne Hedonia
    Degi Síðan síðan

    So the internet is the problem..we can fix that

  88. b antone
    b antone
    Degi Síðan síðan

    So, literally: Rational brain: We need to start his assignment now so we could get it done by next week Monkey brain: nO

    1. Miki P
      Miki P
      53 mínútum síðan

      rational brain: okay, you have 5 assignments due by midnight and college application deadlines are coming up. monkey brain: orrrr... we could binge watch anime

  89. Janak Brahmbhatt
    Janak Brahmbhatt
    Degi Síðan síðan

    The worst feeling is being in the dark playground and something makes you think of the stuff you have to do. You just get that quick hit of anxiety.

  90. trustfrated
    Degi Síðan síðan

    this video calls out to me

  91. East Coast
    East Coast
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now.

  92. Bumpkin π
    Bumpkin π
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm going to keep this open in my "Fun" chrome window so every time I walk off from my revising for my french test tomorrow I get told about procrastination.

  93. Preacher
    Degi Síðan síðan

    This guy just looked into my fucking soul.

  94. zay
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Who else just got this recommended ?

  95. Kronic
    Degi Síðan síðan

    heh i'm watching this on the night of my exam lul

  96. g m
    g m
    Degi Síðan síðan

    me: "nah, I'm not that much of a procrastinator" also me: *470 watch later videos saved*

  97. André Leader
    André Leader
    Degi Síðan síðan

    33 million procrastinators watched this video instead of working

  98. tim no
    tim no
    Degi Síðan síðan

    wait how did i get here im supoased to be doing work due last week

  99. pikalols
    Degi Síðan síðan

    watching this while i have a project due tomorrow

  100. nzx
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I feel my panic monster is slowly dying...