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Browse our collection of inspirational procrastination quotes and sayings. We hope you find a quotation or saying that will inspire you to do what you need to do rather than putting it off until tomorrow. Many famous people have written about this issue and their summary is always the same, life is too short to procrastinate!
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"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

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


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

One of the effective ways of solving procrastination problems is to focus on your goals. The more you can maintain that focus on your goals, the easier it can become to tackle laziness and procrastination habit and keep it in check.
S. Hs

When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I need to remember that all I have to do is the next thing. A few next things later and I've tackled quite a bit! Linda Dessau

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

Because I understand that by simply being aware that I'm putting off doing something I can make the decision to replace what I am doing (procrastinating) with an action that will lead to my getting what I want to get done Josh Hinds

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.
Edward Young

When you complete even the most minor task, be sure to acknowledge what you have done. This is especially important in the beginning when you are struggling with procrastination behaviors
Garrett Coan

So many activities seem overwhelming, but if you divide them up into small pieces they are easier to manage.
Marianne Wolff

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Procrastinating over important things can lead to a lot missed opportunities in business and work life. Your valuable time will be needlessly wasted because you have difficulty in doing things.
Kent Swigg


Procrastination is the largest contributor to lost productivity and missed deadlinesthere is
Swanie Brandt

If and When were planted, and Nothing grew.
Proverb

Procrastination is putting off to another time what you should be doing right now. It's amazing what we will do to avoid doing what we should be doing.
Blake Beattie 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

We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.
Arnold Bennett.

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

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Spanish Proverb

Procrastination is basically when a person decides to leave a task in order to do it later in time. It is normal for people to procrastinate once in a while - when you can't avoid it.
N. Zaid

Someday is not a day of the week.
Author Unknown

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.
Gerald Vaughan

Begin while other are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.
William Arthur Ward

Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.
Byron Pulsifer

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.
Charles Buxton

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Sally Berger

Some people think that they are actually more productive when they wait to the last minute. For some, that may be true, but at the end of the day, better planning and time management is more effective.
Sharon De Jesus

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

Successful people do not procrastinate. They are decisive, they value time, and they squeeze every ounce of joy and energy they can from the date at hand.
Charles M. Marcus,
Success is Not a Spectator Sport


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