One interesting point of view came from Dr. Scott Peck who wrote The Road Less Traveled. He said that, basically, we (you know- US procrastinators!) want the reward before we accomplish the work. We have it exactly backwards. For example, I am playing golf this Saturday morning and then I will work on my tax return. Should be the opposite: I will complete my tax return and then schedule a golf game. I blame perfectionism for my procrastination. Maybe sometimes fear. But I think the reality is "I want the reward before I do the work!" I really appreciate this thread!