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    procrastination Quotes

    A good procrastination should feel like you're inserting lots and lots of commas into the sentence of your life.
    — Ze Frank
    Procrastination is what we often call 'resistance.
    — William Peter Blatty
    Climate change has a very high procrastination penalty that just grows with each passing year of inaction - rather like what happens if you don't pay off your credit card. But for climate, there is no such thing as a fresh start from bankruptcy.
    — William H. Calvin
    Every thing in human character goes to wreck, under the reign of procrastination, while prompt action gives to all things a corresponding and proportional life and energy.
    — William Alcott
    Drug use and procrastination often go hand in tourniquet.
    — Will Self
    Such is our impatience, such our hatred of procrastination, to everything but the amendment of our practices and the adornment of our nature, one would imagine we were dragging Time along by force, and not he us.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
    — Victor Kiam
    Procrastination is illogical from every viewpoint. It is like the man who wanted to cross the stream, so he sat on the bank to wait for all the water to run by.
    — Vernon Howard
    The best way to deal with procrastination is to postpone it.
    — Tony Robbins
    Momentum is a fragile force. Its worst enemy: procrastination. Its best friend: a deadline (think Election Day). Implication no. 1 (and there is no no. 2): Get to work! NOW!
    — Tom Peters
    Procrastination is probably my worst habit out of many. Especially when it comes to paperwork.
    — Tom Conti
    Do not procrastinate. Someone has said that procrastination is the thief of time. Actually, procrastination is much more. It is the thief of our self-respect. It nags at us and spoils our fun. It deprives us of the fullest realization of our ambitions and hopes.
    — Thomas S. Monson
    If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
    — Thomas de Quincey
    The best cure for procrastination is to have so much on your plate that procrastination is no longer an option.
    — Tavi Gevinson
    I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.
    — Susan Orlean
    Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we're thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don't show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin', no matter what.
    — Steven Pressfield
    The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.
    — Steven Pressfield
    The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.
    — Steve Pavlina
    Most procrastination is largely indecision. Someone has said that "hell is just truth seen too late."
    — Sterling W Sill
    Punctuality is closely related to faithfulness and dependability. Being tardy can be linked to uninterest, apathy, slothfulness and procrastination.
    — Sterling W Sill
    My favorite method of procrastination is to do something else that needs doing, but not quite so imminently. Sleeping is also good, as is drinking until you really can't do anything very well anymore.
    — Stanley Bing
    One of the most serious human defects in all ages is procrastination, an unwillingness to accept personal responsibilities now.
    — Spencer W. Kimball
    The obvious danger is that in some situations [denial] can lead to procrastination in seeking help or to avoidance of action that might prevent harm.
    — Shlomo Breznitz
    Unfinished business is our worst business. Perpetual procrastination must yield to perceptive preparation. Today we have a little more time to bless others-time to be kinder, more compassionate, quicker to thank and slower to scold, more generous in sharing, more gracious in caring.
    — Russell M. Nelson
    I, for one, find writing excruciating. Some mornings, as I'm on my way to my desk, my hands actually tremble with fear. The fear, of course, is that I'll sit down at the desk and discover that what I've written is claptrap. Fear inevitably leads to procrastination.
    — Rosemary Mahoney
    Procrastination is one of the most expensive invisible costs in business today.
    — Rory Vaden
    Inaction that results from indulgence is Procrastination. Inaction that results from intention is Patience.
    — Rory Vaden
    Creative avoidance is the type of procrastination that affects home business entrepreneurs the most. It is unconsciously filling our day with trivial, unimportant work.
    — Rory Vaden
    Procrastination is the beginning of poor performance.
    — Ron Kaufman
    The cost of procrastination is generally far greater than the cost of making mistakes.
    — Robert Ringer
    The assumption of time is one of humanity's greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there's always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams.
    — Richard Paul Evans
    Procrastination is assassination on the amazing future God has for you.
    — Perry Noble
    Writing is 90% procrastination. It is a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write.
    — Paul Rudnick
    There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.
    — Paul Allen Walker
    Procrastination is a sign of a perfectionist.
    — Patrick J. Kennedy
    I write at a standing desk, which has helped me be much more productive and solved some back problems, but mostly all my quirky habits have to do with procrastination and avoidance rather than with work. I'm slowly trying to stamp those out.
    — Paolo Bacigalupi
    Resisting a task is usually a sign that it's meaningful-which is why it's awakening your fears and stimulating procrastination. You could adopt "Do whatever you're resisting the most" as a philosophy of life.
    — Oliver Burkeman
    Action will destroy your procrastination.
    — Og Mandino
    Procrastination can be driven from your personality through the simple technique of constantly commanding yourself to get into action . . . and then obeying that command immediately.
    — Og Mandino
    My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear ... now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish. Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror.... I will walk where the failure fears to walk.
    — Og Mandino
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