Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

6 Bal 2016
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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 LTworlds 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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  • 12:30 golden lines

    Aashu ThakurAashu ThakurPrieš 3 minutes
  • i use this video to procastinate with my work

    Alex ggAlex ggPrieš 29 minučių
  • I came to LTworlds to study because day after tomorrow is my exam and. End up watching this..... Who else can beat me 😅😅😅

    Sonu KafaltiyaSonu KafaltiyaPrieš 47 minučių

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  • i’m procrastinating watching this video about procrastination

    Mekayl maajidMekayl maajidPrieš 2 val
  • Its funny how im procrastinating right now

    Kim Jong IlKim Jong IlPrieš 2 val
  • Who’s procrastinating watching this instead of working

    GravinboginagisGravinboginagisPrieš 2 val
  • There are many famous lectures on various fields on Ted channel. Among those popular lectures, Tim Urban’s ‘Inside the mind of master procrastinator’ is one of the most watched video. What made the lecture so famous? What attracted people’s attention to the lecture. I believe there are three reasons for that. First reason is the subject of the lecture. In this video, Tim describes about procrastination, which many people face. Everyone may have procrastinated something at least once. Whatever you procrastinated, one thing that is clear is that no one can confidently say, ‘I’ve never procrastinated something.’ People are interested in what they have experienced. For example, adults used to tell their children about their childhood experience. However, most children are not interested in adult’s saying and cant’s sympathize with it. Children and adult’s experiences are not same, and that’s why children are not interested in adult’s saying. However, on the other hand, children like to share their experience with their friends who have similar one with them. Like this, people are likely to more interested in what they have experienced. So, this lecture which describe about people’s common problem, is also fascinate many people’s mind and became one of the most famous video. Second, Tim made lecture easier to understand so that various age grup can comprehend it. Visual datas help people understand better. For instance, people graph complex numbers to make them easier to see at a glance. Further more, the text is better understood with an image. In the video, Tim just not list his opinion. He used graph to emphasize the result of procrastination, and he used pictures, rational decision-maker and instant gratification monkey, to compare procrastinator and non-procrastinator’s brains. These visual elements made lecture easier to understand to various age group, even young children. For the result, various age group’s attention made this video one of the most popular lecture. Third, Tim’s good speaking skill made lecture easy to concentrate. No matter how good the content of the lecture is, if the speaker’s speking ability is not good, the lecture will be terrible. It is an important part of the lecture to convey the content easily and accurately to audience. To deliver the information clearly to audience, speaker should make appropriate gestures, accents, humors and jokes. Without this speaking elements, audience will easily find the lecture boring and lose their interest soon. Tim used humors and jokes appropriately to don’t let the audience get bored. Also he used accent and gestures to make spectators concentrate his lecture and highlight his point. Ultimately, Tim’s excellent speaking skills made the lecture more interesting and attentive, and made many people watch his video. There are three reasons for why Tim Urban’s ‘Inside the mind of master procrastinator’ became a one of the most popular video on Ted channel. First, it’s subject is common to most people so that attract people’s attention. Second, by using visul data, it is easy enough for children to understand. Lastly, Tim’s great speaking skills made the lecture more convincely. I think Tim’s lecture was able to be one of the most famous videos, because all three reasons were well combined, making the lecture more interesting,abundant and well-delivered.

    WEST 0WEST 0Prieš 2 val
  • you tellin me i got a tree in my brain? neat.

    Streety BluespraybottleStreety BluespraybottlePrieš 3 val
  • im putting off doing my online work by watching this

    tiaplutotiaplutoPrieš 3 val
  • Funny how I’m procrastinating by watching a video about procrastination

    Sunkar DuisenbiSunkar DuisenbiPrieš 5 val
  • Procrastinating to read like 10 books let's go

    Anonymous DinosaurAnonymous DinosaurPrieš 6 val
  • I have 5 projects do 3 essays and 8 books to read for class tomorrow and I'm procrastinating by watching a procrastinating video!

    Jessica EdkinsJessica EdkinsPrieš 6 val
  • interesting this made me think that we could apply little deadlines if we're working into something

    CappuzitosCappuzitosPrieš 7 val
  • I had to write my master's thesis, but the MONKEY inspired me to watch this video.

    どるまーどるまーPrieš 7 val
  • Bro. Yes.

    Joran McgregorJoran McgregorPrieš 8 val
  • watching this to put off an assignment

    Wuurm PotWuurm PotPrieš 8 val
  • I’ve procrastinated watching this video for 2 years, I’ll watch it later I guess

    gxcciigxcciiPrieš 8 val
  • I

    daniellebriannadaniellebriannaPrieš 9 val
  • I have a 4 part biology assignment due in 30 minutes and i haven't started yet

    Dr Doge LennysonDr Doge LennysonPrieš 10 val
  • i watched this to procrastinate instead of doing homework

    xjmaxxjmaxPrieš 11 val
  • this is my life

    Kesha PatelKesha PatelPrieš 12 val
  • The guiltless milkshake promisingly chew because fox naturalistically bathe throughout a annoying bird. faithful, rabid motorboat

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  • The life calendar that’s just scary bro :/

    Dori BachradDori BachradPrieš 13 val
  • And I the only one who GOT a add for procrastinating right before the video started?

    Chocolate AmmoChocolate AmmoPrieš 13 val
  • Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

    Ho HanHo HanPrieš 14 val
  • That's literally inside my head.

    Scottish ScapersScottish ScapersPrieš 14 val
  • I'll finish the video later.

    J BJ BPrieš 15 val
  • So no going back to monke?

    yogHurtyogHurtPrieš 15 val
  • Are you inside my mind? hello?

    Onno QuintenOnno QuintenPrieš 15 val
  • You have just rediscovered the Ego, Id, and Superego ;)

    Ro AbreuRo AbreuPrieš 15 val
  • The lively gondola postoperatively repeat because bank proximally polish alongside a distinct fighter. blushing, loving lip

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  • What if my monkey isn’t afraid of the panic monster anymore, and my rational decision maker hates everyone?

    Steffie ZIELHUISSteffie ZIELHUISPrieš 15 val
  • Well this is me in a nutshell 😂

    Rowe ProductionsRowe ProductionsPrieš 15 val
  • when you see this on your recommended and procrastinate work to watch it

    911911Prieš 15 val
  • Who else watched this because this is homework related? 2021

    Xia TinxXia TinxPrieš 15 val
  • I have an exam tomorrow for which I haven't studied yet so I just decided to sat here and watch this just because why not. My Panic Monster Rufus is about to show up.

    Nertea AlenuathNertea AlenuathPrieš 15 val
  • this speech will never not be hilarious

    dustee matthewsdustee matthewsPrieš 16 val
  • I’m really mad at myself. I didn’t do any work in school today, and I only had two short assignments that were due tomorrow, which takes probably about 45 minutes. It took me 4 hours and 30 minutes. I could’ve spent all that time playing video games, instead I was being lazy. I hate myself

    David VazDavid VazPrieš 16 val
  • Every single time I envision the future, or anything for that matter, the complete opposite of my visions come to fruition. Why?

    NRG 73NRG 73Prieš 16 val
  • Why would I watch the inside of my own mind?

    Lucas MatheusLucas MatheusPrieš 16 val
  • 1:59 it reminds of the Limitless scene where he writes a book within 8 hours...and it's the best book they have ever seen😂

  • I’m currently watching this while procrastinating 👍

    Joanne reckJoanne reckPrieš 16 val
  • The fact that i have 3 assignments due right now but I'm just procrastinating. 0_o

    ElitaElitaPrieš 17 val
  • i should be doing homework now

    jennine edgejennine edgePrieš 17 val
  • im procrastinating my homework while watching this

    ThatYellowDerpThatYellowDerpPrieš 18 val
  • for a lot of us, InstaGraM is short for Instant Gratification Monkey

    Hendrik MspHendrik MspPrieš 18 val
  • Well I had promised myself I would start doing some real work after this video but that whole, "scrolling through India," idea sounds interesting.

    Jared HaasJared HaasPrieš 18 val
  • I'm watching this while procrastinating... At least my test tomorrow is open book.

    Vicky Stuborn CanadianVicky Stuborn CanadianPrieš 18 val
  • Me: I need to stop procrastinating, I’ll watch this video Monkey: *so you have chosen death*

    Xander IdeasXander IdeasPrieš 19 val
  • The painstaking home plausibly boast because pizza emotionally cause behind a educated sparrow. hideous high, known cherry

    Jenny JiangJenny JiangPrieš 19 val
  • That life calendar still haunts me in my sleep 🐛

    jontyjontyPrieš 19 val
  • i'm watchin this when I should be studying

    Casper le RutteCasper le RuttePrieš 19 val
  • Anyone else procrastinating by watching this??

    Micheal JoeMicheal JoePrieš 19 val
  • *I will write the comment tomorrow*

  • I'll watch this video tomorrow....

    KingKiller MonkKingKiller MonkPrieš 20 val
  • then i watch this video instead of doing homework

    Brooke Chong AshingBrooke Chong AshingPrieš 20 val
  • This video showed me in feed and i saved it as watch later, and now finally watching it but not from saved videos playlist but one of my friend sent link of this

    Sara AhmedSara AhmedPrieš 20 val
  • Ya know...I'm sitting here watching a video on how art helps you analyze life better (for my school assignment)... Then I see a video about procrastination.....and decide that it seems more fun than what I am working on.... So here I am.....

    Makayla McDonnell MotesMakayla McDonnell MotesPrieš 20 val
  • Watching this because I have 2 assignments overdue in the next 2 days 😂

    JamextraJamextraPrieš 21 val
  • Who else is procrastinating by watching this?

    Dora PSDora PSPrieš 21 val
  • i procrastinated my homework lol

    arifa omerarifa omerPrieš 21 val
  • I should be doing an art essay right now..... but no im watching this, ironic huh

    MacR4MacR4Prieš 21 val
  • I'm actually procrastinating RN while watching this video

    jamiljamilPrieš 21 val
  • He’s so good at referencing what those negative mind games are like with us procrastinators haha

    Hobson1Hobson1Prieš 22 val
  • who is procrastinating by watching this video now? haha

    Andy Whitehead Recruitment Marketing InternationalAndy Whitehead Recruitment Marketing InternationalPrieš 22 val
  • Thinking of finally doing some work, but then I got on youtube and ended up here lol

    Muhammad AsadullahMuhammad AsadullahPrieš 22 val
  • I Will Stop Procrastination From Tommorow

    Fitness junky PrateekFitness junky PrateekPrieš 22 val

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  • Are you challenging me?!!!!!

    Rizwana ChowdhuryRizwana ChowdhuryPrieš 22 val
  • I feel happy because there is someone to understand me

    2451-20-736-081 ADIRALA JESINTH PREETHAM RAJ2451-20-736-081 ADIRALA JESINTH PREETHAM RAJPrieš 23 val
  • I got a procrastination ad while watching this.

    GF64 SaxophoneGF64 SaxophonePrieš 23 val
    • SAME

      Olivia EnriquezOlivia EnriquezPrieš 17 val
  • What is going on in this kids brain 4:59

    Charlotte S.Charlotte S.Prieš 23 val
  • Is anyone else actually procrastinating to watch this?

    Joshua GarmonJoshua GarmonPrieš 23 val
  • Kept it in “Watch later” almost for a year, who’s more, huh?

    wotetoprikolwotetoprikolPrieš 23 val
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  • i love u .

    Nguyenhoang HanNguyenhoang HanPrieš dieną
  • Why is this man making a TED Talk about me?

    Lorenzo BellecLorenzo BellecPrieš dieną
  • Not me watching this in 2021

    bangtanjkbangtanjkPrieš dieną
  • im watching this while i should be studying

    DragonFartsDragonFartsPrieš dieną
  • This is sooooooooo funny

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  • I've seen this video on my recommended for years and never bothered to watch it. Now I'm finally watching it.

    SlabSunSlabSunPrieš dieną
  • I am watching this video (also a part of my procrastination)

    Ankit KumarAnkit KumarPrieš dieną
  • literally watching this rn instead of doing work whoops

    Eden ScarlettEden ScarlettPrieš dieną
  • just found this video on my recommended list but I'm too lazy to watch this right now so maybe I will later

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  • me watching this as Im going into a youtube spiral while I should study for tomorrow's exam be like: ***Clown Face***

    FilippoFilippoPrieš dieną
  • “I could probably do it later”

    Benjamin TopeteBenjamin TopetePrieš dieną
  • as a former procrastinator, i agree to everything said in the video

    Goblin The Target PracticeGoblin The Target PracticePrieš dieną
  • Literally watching this while working. FML.

    Ashley FordAshley FordPrieš dieną
  • Just watched this while procrastinating my school work :)

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  • 8:04 nice little touch there

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  • You'd be surprised how much you can accomplish when you finally stop procrastinating.

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  • funny, im watching this instead of reading for the upcoming exam 🤪

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  • Who are also watching this in 2021?

    Bivuti SahaBivuti SahaPrieš dieną
  • Procrastinating my sleep for this video because it’s “fun and easy” to do it now rather than later...

    Emma ShipaleskyEmma ShipaleskyPrieš dieną
  • Imagine procrastinating by watching a procrastinating video.

    Vince MVince MPrieš dieną
  • LTworlds knows me too well

    Megumi KatoMegumi KatoPrieš dieną
  • I procrastinated this video by reading the comment section instead...

    Mister RinggitMister RinggitPrieš dieną
  • who here is procrastinating there homework while watching this e

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  • I have my exams next week me procrastinating 😂😂

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