Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination Quotes

Yes, it’s time for everyone’s favorite subject: procrastination.  These quotes may be exactly what you need to rise up one or two levels in your quest for self-development.

1. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. -Don Marquis

2. The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up. -Author Unknown

3. The two rules of procrastination:  1) Do it today.  2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow. -Author Unknown

4. You may delay, but time will not. -Benjamin Franklin

5. Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. -Victor Kiam

6. What may be done at any time will be done at no time. -Scottish Proverb

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

8. Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. -Jimmy Lyons

9. How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’. -Martin Luther

10. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. -Denzel Washington

11. Procrastination is the thief of time. -Edward Young

12. Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder. -Mason Cooley

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

14. If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow. -Ovid

15. How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time. -Fred Brooks

16. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -Anne Frank

17. Procrastinators: Leaders of tomorrow. -Unknown Author

18. Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing! -Donald Gardener

19. If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

20. Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm. -Lucanus

21. There is, by God’s grace an immeasurable distance between late and too late. -Mad Swetchine

22. We pass our life in deliberation, and we die upon it. -Quesnal

23. How mankind defers from day to day the best it can do, and the most beautiful things it can enjoy, without thinking that everyday may be the last one, and the lost time is lost eternity. -Max Miller

24. Procrastination is the thief of time, year after year it steals, till all are fled and to the mercies of a moment leaves the vast concerns of an eternal state. At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, knows it at forty, and reforms his plan, at fifty chides his infamous delay, pushes his prudent purpose to resolve, in all the magnanimity of thought, resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same. -Young

You know how I suggest that you print some quotes out and post them on your mirror or wall or cubicle?  I think some of these (#12 for me) need to be turned into BRASS PLAQUES and attached to our mantle-pieces! Or above our doorways!

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    • amrita
    • August 24, 2010

    Very nice..very inspiring..thankyou for such nice quotes..

    • Crystal
    • August 24, 2010

    #5 – Procrastination is opportunity’s assissin.

    That is SO powerful! Procrastination in it’s simplest form is not merely something that weighs on our minds, it (obviously) puts us behind.

    But taken to a deeper level and under certain circumstances, procrastination ultimately kills opportunities we’ve been given. Procrastination can mean so much more than just putting something off.

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      Crystal! Where have you been? I’ve been wondering how you’re doing. I will email you later….

    • Lee
    • August 28, 2010

    Hello Shawn, these are all great quotes, many inspire thoughts to consider.

    Everyone procrastinates. We put things off because we don’t want to do them, or because we have too many other things on our plates. Putting things off—big or small—is part of being human.

    Procrastination is not an untamable beast. It is a habit that has some specific origin, and it is a habit that you can overcome. This handout will help you begin to understand why you procrastinate and give you some strategies for turning things around. For most procrastinators, however, there are no quick fixes. You aren’t going to wake up tomorrow and never procrastinate again. But you might wake up tomorrow and do one or two simple things that will help you finish that task a little earlier or with less stress. A struggle in life that can be overcome.

    I have some quotes I would like to share:

    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.”
    Denis Waitley

    Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. ”
    — Denis Waitley

    “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.”
    Author Unknown

    “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 greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”
    Dawson Trotman

    Have a lovely weekend!

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