“Eight years ago, I got into that Tina Fey world and it’s hard to get out of it. She is everything you kind of want her to be. Best writer I’ve ever been around, and just a great person, great human being. When she first said, “I wrote another pilot, would you look at it?”. I thought, “I can’t go back to New York”. And I read it. I knew right away. I was on page 3 and I was like, “Ugh, I’m gonna do this”. The [Tooken] script is so funny. It’s the funniest pilot I’ve ever read since the 30 Rock pilot.”
“It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.
You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.”