Urgency Addiction - Getting things Done
by Malcolm Johnson
Malcolm has a unique website which looks at how Aspergers presents in the world of business. In this article he looks at the forces which cause aspies to procrastinate and to postpone work until the last minute. He also looks at techniques for getting around the problem.
If you're an aspie in the workforce or later years of school or if you're the parent of a teenage aspie, this is a very good read. You might find it very familiar.
Strangely, the urgency addiction that Malcolm describes has almost the opposite effect to what I experience although the driving force is the same. In my case, I don't procrastinate but rather tend to do work as early and as quickly as possible.
I could however relate very well to his comments about losing interest half-way through.
Regardless of how a particular person's urgency addiction presents, there's no denying that it's a major source of anxiety for the aspie and that it puts a tremendous social strain on any group work.
I also agree with Malcolm's suggestion that there is a link between this and perfectionism.