To Inspire Positive Change
The procrastination quotes on this page are here to inspire you to make positive changes in the way you live your life. I, like many of my coaching clients, have ongoing issues with that nasty little habit of putting off until tomorrow .... And if you went to all the trouble to do a keyword search on Procrastination Quotes, it is likely that either you have the habit, or there is a person in your life who has an issue with procrastination. We CAN do something about it!
A good place to start is to read what other, self-identified procrastinators have had to say about the issue. These quotes make so much sense, some of the writers HAD to be procrastinators, don't you think?
And a second step might be to gift yourself with a quote of the day from a list like the one below. Write them down on little sticky notes, and set them out for yourself... you can start first thing in the morning!
Norman Vincent Peale 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.
Eva Young To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Alexander MacLaren No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.
Rabindranath Tagore I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Master Yoda Do or do not do. There is no try.
Robert Benchley Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.
Lee Iacocca If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act.
Martin Luther King Jr. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
William James Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
Procrastination Quotes by
the Very Famous "Author Unknown"
These next procrastination quotes are by that most prolific of writers and sayers of saying, Author Unknown. I'll bet Author Unknown overcame procrastination! We can too!
Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.
Someday is not a day of the week.
The best way to get something done is to begin.
I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute.
Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you're only screwing yourself. possibly from Monty Python
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan.
When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.
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