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  • Ideas on how to stop procrastination
  • Ways of overcoming procrastination
  • Other procrastination strategies (revealed - oh yes!)

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Quotes on Procrastination

Procrastination quotes - what they say...

"The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large."
-- Henry Wheelter Shaw

"Time wasted is existence; used is life."

-- Edward Young

"Someday is not a day of the week."

-- Author Unknown

"In delay there lies no plenty."

-- William Shakespeare

"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday."

-- Napoleon Hill

"It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."

-- JRR Tolkien

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

-- Sydney Harris

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."

-- William James

"The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started."

-- Dawson Trotman

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today."

-- Wayne Dyer

(Hey, I hope you're counting these procrastination quotes! You're not putting it off or anything, are you!!)

"Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment."

-- Robert Benchley

"There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back."

-- Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister

"Procrastination is the thief of time."

-- Edward Young

"Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin."

-- Victor Kiam


Overcoming Procrastination Quotes

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live."
-- General Omar Bradley

"If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want."

-- Thomas J. Vilord

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

-- Lord Chesterfield

"One of these days is none of these days."

-- Henri Tubach

"He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin."

-- Horace

"How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time."

-- Fred Brooks

"Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all."

-- Mignon McLaughlin

(Aye, why not stop reading now eh, and start taking action with these recommended personal growth tools!)

"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."

-- Dalai Lama

"Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage."

-- Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

(Self-sabotage is discussed more here...! Or read more procrastination quotes!)

"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing."
-- Eva Young

"Perhaps the most valuable result of al education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."

-- Thomas Huxley

"When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller."

-- Anonymous

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."

-- M. Scott Peck

(So, learn to value yourself! You are amazing after all! :-) )

"Waiting is a trap. There will always be reason to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count."
-- Dr. Robert Anthony

"The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing the task itself."

-- Rita Emmett

"Procrastination is a way for us to be satisfied with second-rate results; we can always tell ourselves we'd have done a better job if only we'd had more time. If you're good at rationaliziing, you can keep yourself feeling rather satisfied this way, but it's a cheap happy. You're whittling your expectations of yourself down lower and lower."

-- Richard O'Conner

How To Stop Procrastination Quotes?

"Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves."
-- Dale Carnegie

"The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it."

-- Unknown

"Even if you’re on the right track - you'll get run over if you just sit there."

-- Arthur Godfrey

(Hey, if you really want to know how to stop procrastination, it's easy: DO IT NOW! Repeat: do it now! Whatever 'it' is! And if there is no 'it' at the moment, then please keep reading these procrastination quotes...)

Procrastination Strategies - Procrastination Quotes

"Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it."
-- Miguel De Cervantes.

"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."

-- Pearl S. Buck

"Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm."

-- Lucanus

"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

"The best way to get something done is to begin."

-- Author Unknown

(Ahem! How many procrastination quotes is that, then?!)

"Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started."

-- David Allen.

"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday."

-- Author Unknown

"Stop talking. Start walking."

-- L.M. Heroux

"Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile."

-- Bertrand Russell

"Don’t wait. The time will never be just right".

-- Napoleon Hill

"Watching for things to appreciate and expressing that appreciation immediately benefits both our relationships and us. It is taking care of business on a daily basis so that we have a better chance of not having a lot of unfinished business when we least expect it."

-- Gail Pursell Elliott

(This is my definition of happiness, actually: looking for something to appreciate, always! Whereas procrastination is really fear in action!)

"No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare."

-- Charles Baudelaire

"What may be done at any time will be done at no time."

-- Scottish Proverb

"How soon 'not now' become 'never'."

-- Martin Luther King Jr.

"The trouble is that you think you have time."

-- Jack Kornfield

"When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller."

-- Author Unknown

(In other words, "DO IT NOW!" And the ONLY thing that you should put off till tomorrow?...)

"Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow."
-- Gerald Vaughan

"So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late."

-- Lee Iacocca

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow."

-- Author Unknown

(If you like rules like this, then you'll love the rules I list on this self improvement tips page! Or, carry on reading these procrastination quotes!)

"Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible."

-- George Claude Lorimer

"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it."

-- Olin Miller

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."

-- Karen Lamb

Okay, one two three STOP! That's a lot of procrastination strategies - how to stop procrastination, indeed! Dazzle you with quote after procrastination quote! Okay, so now you get a little breather - just watch this video! Yes, it contains some more procrastination quotes but also has some nice music too! :-)

Or, if you think funny is the way to get the procrastination quotes message across...

Funny Procrastination Quotes

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."
-- Mark Twain

"I am going to stop putting things off starting tomorrow."

-- Sam Levenson

"I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours."

-- Jerome K. Jerome

"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done."

-- Author Unknown

"I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren't fall chores, after all."

-- Robert Brault

"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week."

-- Spanish Proverb

"Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself."

-- Author unknown

"Procrastinators: Leaders of tomorrow"

-- Unknown Author

"I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by."

-– Douglas Adams

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill."

-- Christopher Parker

"I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute."

-- Author Unknown

"By the streets of 'by and by,' one arrives at the house of 'never'."

-- Miguel De Cervantes

More procrastination quotes - what they still say...

"Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy."
-- Wayne Gretzky

"If and When were planted, and Nothing grew."

-- Proverb

"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 responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy".

--Denis Waitley

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"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform and mortal men lay hold on heaven."
-- Edward Young

"My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."

-- Mary Todd Lincoln

"Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back."

-- Charles Kingsley

"It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in."

-- Earl of Chesterfield

"He who puts off nothing till tomorrow has done a great deal."

-- Baltasar Graci

"Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan."

-- Unknown

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

-- Don Marquis

"Those who are late will be punished by life itself."
-- Mikhail Gorbachev


"The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too."
-- Norman Vincent Peale.

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