Best Quotes about 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.
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which seventy percent have nothing to do with work.
Deming, W. Edwards
We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.
When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.
Bucaro, Frank C.
One of these days, is none of these days.
How soon not now, becomes never.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
George, David Lloyd
During a very busy life I have often been asked, How did you manage to do it all? The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly.
Don't put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
He who begins and does not finish loves their pains.
Tear thyself from delay.
No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Anthony, Dr. Robert
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
Parkinson, C. Northcote
He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
Borges, Jorge Luis
Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow!
He who awaits much can expect little.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Elijah went before the people and said, How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him. But the people said nothing. [1 Kings 18:21]
If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem... break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.
Begin to weave and God will give the thread.
If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.
There are those of us who are always about to live. We are waiting until things change, until there is more time, until we are less tired, until we get a promotion, until we settle down -- until, until, until. It always seems as if there is some major event that must occur in our lives before we begin living.
Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
He who hesitates is probably right.
Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Peale, Norman Vincent
It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
Tolkien, J. R.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
He who hesitates is last.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow.
We hate delays by others, but sometimes it makes us wise.
Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.
Lonmer, George H.
All delay is helpful, but it does produce wisdom.
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.
Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!
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