Procrastination Quotes by Robert Benchley, Sophie Swetchine, Peter Drucker, James Surowiecki, Ellen DeGeneres, Edward Young and many others.
I think there is clearly a connection between free time and procrastination. The more you have of the former, all things being equal, the more likely you are to procrastinate.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author‘s own problems with finishing the piece.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.
Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
The cost of procrastination is generally far greater than the cost of making mistakes.
Procrastinate strategically… Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity but it can be a valuable resource for creativity.
Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.
The procrastinator is not only indolent and weak, but commonly, false, too; most of the weak are false.
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity.
Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately.
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
Procrastination is hardly more evil than grasping impatience.
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow.
Every thing in human character goes to wreck, under the reign of procrastination, while prompt action gives to all things a corresponding and proportional life and energy.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The interesting thing about procrastination is that is has more to do with what we fail to do than with what we do.
Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
Reluctance to begin is quick to befriend procrastination. . . .
The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.
I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible.
I don’t think of it as procrastination. I think of it as allowing my work to accumulate urgency.
The time to begin most things is ten years ago.
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing. . . . Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.
The start is what stops most people.
One of the problems that exacerbates procrastination is the feeling that you have lots of different things to do and no clear sense of which matter more, when they should be done, etc.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Festination may prove Precipitation;
Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation.
Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation.
Distraction and procrastination come in a variety of flavors… when I’m distracted and I walk over and stare out the window, it’s a very different experience than when I feed the distraction by cramming in a few emails or make a phone call.
I have a problem with procrastination. I have a great deal of difficulty deciding what to wear. It’s a woman thing.
Procrastination is a common reaction to feeling overwhelmed or fear of failure. Instead of taking on too much at once and overwhelming yourself, break things down and take one small action step at a time.
Tomorrow, the busiest day of the week. I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.
We need to give thought, but we also need to take action. You need to dream without just being a dreamer.
Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.
The most life destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.
The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.
Winding up unfinished business with another person can give you a great burst of positive energy.
Those who are late will be punished by life itself.
Resisting a task is usually a sign that it’s meaningful-which is why it’s awakening your fears and stimulating procrastination. You could adopt “Do whatever you’re resisting the most” as a philosophy of life.
Procrastination is another form of resistance
If you do not act on a suggestion at first, you grow dull to its message.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Procrastination is the seed of self destruction.
The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time
Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.
Procrastination in the beginning and precipitation towards the conclusion is the characteristic of such bodies.
If the world is a progressively realized community of interpretation, then either quadruplictity will drink procrastination or, provided that the nothing negates, boredom will ensue seldom more often than frequently.
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.
There is no dallying with God .
When it comes to procrastination and overthinking, we have to overcome our self-doubt.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.
For me genius is ‘1% inspiration and 99% procrastination.’
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Do not procrastinate. Someone has said that procrastination is the thief of time. Actually, procrastination is much more. It is the thief of our self-respect. It nags at us and spoils our fun. It deprives us of the fullest realization of our ambitions and hopes.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.
There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.
One of greatest thieves this world has is procrastination, and he is still at large. Are we aiding and abetting the criminal?
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled.
Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.
Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.
the obligation to express gratitude deepens with procrastination. The longer you wait, the more effusive must be the thanks.
Your problems is that you think you have time.
Someday is not a day of the week.
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist.
All things come to those who wait.
The first is based in fear, the second in fearlessness.
He who puts off nothing till tomorrow has done a great deal.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.
The assumption of time is one of humanity‘s greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there’s always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams.
Momentum is a fragile force. Its worst enemy: procrastination. Its best friend: a deadline (think Election Day). Implication no. 1 (and there is no no. 2): Get to work! NOW!
This is a pie chart about procrastination.
All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you’re dead.
You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger.
Don’t let your want for perfection become procrastination
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
Indulge in procrastination, and in time yon will come to this, that because a thing ought to be done, therefore you can’t do it.
The best thing you can do is follow your dreams
Giving up on our long-term goals for immediate gratification, my friends, is procrastination.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
Nothing is more burdensome than an unfinished task.
God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.
Procrastination comes in two types. Some of us procrastinate in order to pursue restful activities – spending time in bed, watching TV – while others delay difficult or unpleasant tasks in favor of those that are more fun.
Do not call procrastination laziness.В Call it fear.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
There’s a rumour that we actually make all our albums in the last six months before they’re released and the rest of it is procrastination.
If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing.
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Remember, it’s more mentally tiring to think about what has to be done, and all the things that might go wrong, than it is to physically do the job.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Later is always my first choice.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started
In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it.
We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?
I, for one, find writing excruciating. Some mornings, as I’m on my way to my desk, my hands actually tremble with fear. The fear, of course, is that I’ll sit down at the desk and discover that what I’ve written is claptrap. Fear inevitably leads to procrastination.
Do not act as if you had a thousand years to live.
Procrastination is assassination on the amazing future God has for you.
the fear of success.
the fear of success.
If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don’t know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination.
Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
‘Purple Plumeria’ I dithered over for months and then wrote the whole thing between the beginning of July and end of August. The dithering and procrastination time was three times the writing times.
Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.
When the time is right, you just got to do it.
Don’t fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all
Procrastination is something you do yourself. You know: “I gotta sharpen these pencils before I start. I got 20 pencils, they’re looking kinda dull.” Well, the pencils aren’t calling you and alluring you and inviting you and offering you anything. They’re just sitting there. You’re the one who’s procrastinating.
Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.
Don’t wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.
How comfortable some of us become as we nestle in the web of procrastination. It is a false haven of rest for those who are content to live without purpose, commitment, or self-discipline.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off forever.
Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.
Don’t let perfection become procrastination . Do it now.
Postpone not your life.
Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.
My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry ’til a more convenient season.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
That was the year, my twenty-eighth, when I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and every procrastination, every mistake, every word, all of it.
Once a job it has begun, do not stop until it’s done. Whether it is big or small, do it well or not all.
If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.
We are faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words вЂToo LateвЂ™.