Procrastination quotes page 1
Procrastination, which is the delaying of higher priority tasks in favor of lower priority ones,
more responsible for frustration, stress, and under-achievement than any other single factor.
Procrastination? Career-killer. Joy-spoiler. Relationship-ender. Don't wait for tomorrow to be
happier and more successful.
Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may be both
wisdom and safety.
The most life-destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.
Fast is the new big. Perfection is the killer to production. Perfection is basically a symptom of
The universe likes speed. Don't delay, don't second-guess, don't doubt.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The old saying that "success breeds success" has something to it. It's that feeling of
confidence that can banish negativity and procrastination and get you going the right way.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
You may delay, but time will not.
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"
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
I had a terrible fight with my wife on New Year's Eve. She called me a procrastinator. So I
finished addressing the Christmas cards and left.
In this world, the most important person is the person in front of you who needs your help,
the most important thing is to help them, and the most important time is right now, you can't
delay, not even for an instant.
The fool continues procrastinating, the wise man waits a fit occasion.
Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There is nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal
hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success
and happiness is heavy.
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
As a consequence of playing it safe, Nice Guys experience a lot of needless suffering:
- Suffering because they avoid new situations
- Suffering because they stay with the familiar
- Suffering because they procrastinate, avoid, and fail to finish what they start
- Suffering because they make a bad situation worse by doing more of what has never worked
in the past
- Suffering because they expend so much energy trying to control the uncontrollable.
Robert A. Glover
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Delays in love are dangerous.
Success and procrastination are absolutely incompatible.
My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of
time, collar him.
Procrastinate now, don't put it off.
He loses his thanks who promises and delays.
You have to trust your instincts. There's a moment when an actor has it, and he knows it.
Behind the camera you can feel the moment even more clearly. And once you've got it, once
you feel it, you can't second-guess yourself.
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on
your trip to the top.
Never hesitate when a challenge comes. Just do it.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
Rita Mae Brown
Self-reflection, when placed right in front of your face, can cause feelings of discomfort.
That's why many alcoholics don't like to drink alone, food addicts want you to join them in
dessert, and procrastinators want you to blow off your work and goof around with them.