procrastination Quotes

Reluctance to begin is quick to befriend procrastination. . . .
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— Kate Morton
I have a funny process : it's called procrastination.
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— K. K. Barrett
Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.
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— Julia Cameron
Do not call procrastination laziness. Call it fear.
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— Julia Cameron
the obligation to express gratitude deepens with procrastination. The longer you wait, the more effusive must be the thanks.
— Judith Martin
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens.
— Joshua Foer
Procrastination, as it may be applied to Gospel principles, is the thief of eternal life - which is life in the presence of the Father and the Son. There are many among us, even members of the Church, who feel that there is no need for haste in the observance of Gospel principles and the keeping of the commandments.
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— Joseph Fielding Smith
Peace is more than a lofty ideal. It is a practical principle that, with conscious effort, can become a normal part of our lives as we deal with matters both large and small. One habit that prevents inner peace is procrastination. It clutters our minds with unfinished business and makes us uneasy until we finish a task and get it out of the way.
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— Joseph B. Wirthlin
Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
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— John Ortberg
Nothing so perilous as procrastination
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— John Lyly
If and perhaps.... The language of procrastination and uncertainty. That's just people looking to justify their own lack of action.
— John Flanagan
Fear of success is far more dangerous than fear of failure, because the subconscious mind works to prevent that which it fears. People may fear success because of low self-esteem and feeling of not deserving it; because it will increase what others expect of them. Fear of success shows up as anxiety, indecision, avoidance, procrastination or acceptance of mediocrity.
— Joe Tye
I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.
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— Joanne Harris
Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to.
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— Joan Konner
That was the year, my twenty-eighth, when I was discovering that not all of the promises would be kept, that some things are in fact irrevocable and that it had counted after all, every evasion and every procrastination, every mistake, every word, all of it.
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— Joan Didion
Does research get in the way of the story? It certainly can. Anything can, given that as writers we're all geniuses at procrastination. But mostly research teaches me about the world. Which often shows me the way, in terms of the story.
— Jim Shepard
I manage my time by prioritizing tasks, working smarter not harder, and by avoiding procrastination.
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— Jeet Banerjee
Procrastination also can be a way of self-handicapping: if you don't do a great job, you can always say to yourself, "If I'd only started sooner, I'd have been able to produce something excellent."
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— James Surowiecki
I do think that procrastination evolved in humans for good reasons. If you're trying to stay alive as a human being on the savanna 20,000 years ago, worrying about what's right behind that bush is a lot more important than worrying about what might happen three weeks from now.
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— James Surowiecki
I think there is clearly a connection between free time and procrastination. The more you have of the former, all things being equal, the more likely you are to procrastinate.
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— James Surowiecki
Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.
— James Surowiecki
One of the problems that exacerbates procrastination is the feeling that you have lots of different things to do and no clear sense of which matter more, when they should be done, etc.
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— James Surowiecki
Addictive behavior is kind of the inverse of procrastination: procrastination is about not being able to do what you want to do, addiction about not being able to not do what you don't want to do (drink, use drugs, etc.)
— James Surowiecki
There are lots of people who believe there may be at least some genetic component to procrastination, and even if there isn't, it seems to be the case that procrastination habits are often set relatively early in life (that's certainly the case with me). But I also think that there's lots of evidence that external tools can help quite a bit in getting people to stop procrastinating.
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— James Surowiecki
The essence of procrastination lies in not doing what you think you should be doing, a mental contortion that surely accounts for the great psychic toll the habit takes on people. This is the perplexing thing about procrastination: although it seems to involve avoiding unpleasant tasks, indulging in it generally doesn't make people happy.
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— James Surowiecki
Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author's own problems with finishing the piece.
— James Surowiecki
I think the worst and most insidious procrastination for me is research. I will be looking for some bit of fact or figure to include in the novel, and before I know, I've wasted an entire morning delving into that subject matter without a word written.
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— James Rollins
Procrastination in the beginning and precipitation towards the conclusion is the characteristic of such bodies.
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— James Madison
Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.
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— James Altucher
One element of maturity is the realization that we don't get away with anything. Any advantage gained or convenience taken, any private procrastination or insincerity, no matter how subtle or quick in passing, is paid for.
— Hugh Prather
I used to think that when I set out that doing the research was enough! But then the gaps would emerge that could only be filled by the imagination. And imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
— Hilary Mantel
Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
— Hilary Mantel
However much faith to obey God we now have, we will need to strengthen it continually and keep it refreshed constantly. We can do that by deciding now to be more quick to obey and more determined to endure. Learning to start early and to be steady are the keys to spiritual preparation. Procrastination and inconsistency are its mortal enemies.
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— Henry B. Eyring
Working is one of the most dangerous forms of procrastination.
— Gretchen Rubin
One thing that's good about procrastination is that you always have something planned for tomorrow.
— Gladys Bronwyn Stern
Procrastination is the longest word in the language, but there's only one letter between its ends when they occupy their proper places in the alphabet.
— George Horace Lorimer
I swing between procrastination and being really thorough so either way things aren't getting done quickly.
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— Freema Agyeman
If procrastination were a marketable skill, I'd be a real hot commodity.
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— Dov Davidoff
Indecisiveness and procrastination are the chosen ways of life for most people. They follow the course of least resistance, which is to do nothing. This provides a security blanket of never being wrong, never making mistakes, never being disappointed and never failing. But they will also never succeed.
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— David Peoples
Don't let perfection become procrastination . Do it now.
— Danielle LaPorte