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    procrastination Quotes

    When you find yourself on the Internet when you're supposed to be writing, you've already lost. It's even beyond procrastination when you end up on the Internet.
    — Noah Baumbach
    I try to procrastinate, if I can, productively, like I'll work on something else as procrastination. Or I take a walk. Because often I find, if you get out, more things come to you.
    — Noah Baumbach
    The interesting thing about procrastination is that is has more to do with what we fail to do than with what we do.
    — Nido R Qubein
    Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Few understand that procrastination is our natural defense, letting things take care of themselves and exercise their antifragility.
    — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    I used to go online all the time, and then I had to stop myself... because I'm a writer, and it's like: to have a procrastination tool, like, within my computer... it was just getting too hairy.
    — Mike White
    Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.
    — Michael Hyatt
    Procrastination is something you do yourself. You know: "I gotta sharpen these pencils before I start. I got 20 pencils, they're looking kinda dull." Well, the pencils aren't calling you and alluring you and inviting you and offering you anything. They're just sitting there. You're the one who's procrastinating.
    — Michael Chabon
    I don't think of it as procrastination. I think of it as allowing my work to accumulate urgency.
    — Maud Newton
    Procrastination is the seed of self destruction.
    — Matthew Burton
    Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
    — Mason Cooley
    Procrastination and impatience form a system of checks and balances.
    — Mason Cooley
    Straightway is a power word. Straightway is an action word. It means immediately, without delay or hesitation. It means at once. Also, it is associated with having no curve or turn-a straight course, track, or path. Procrastination would be the very opposite of straightway. To procrastinate is to put off intentionally and habitually something that should be done. Procrastination is unproductive delay.
    — Marvin J. Ashton
    Procrastination is a deadly weapon of human progress.
    — Marvin J. Ashton
    How comfortable some of us become as we nestle in the web of procrastination. It is a false haven of rest for those who are content to live without purpose, commitment, or self-discipline.
    — Marvin J. Ashton
    Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing. . . . Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.
    — Mark Kingwell
    If you want to be certain, you should never get married. You should never change jobs. In fact, you might as well just stay home. Because I don't know anybody who is certain. That need to be certain is just procrastination.
    — Mark Burnett
    If you have newspapers dating to the last millennium, magazines from the Seventies stacked on your nightstand, and countless envelopes filled with family photos stuffed in a drawer, you may be carrying procrastination to an extreme.
    — Marilyn Sokol
    Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk.And it masks itself as procrastination.
    — Lisa Anderson
    Distraction and procrastination come in a variety of flavors... when I'm distracted and I walk over and stare out the window, it's a very different experience than when I feed the distraction by cramming in a few emails or make a phone call.
    — Linda Stone
    I have a problem with procrastination. I have a great deal of difficulty deciding what to wear. It's a woman thing.
    — Lauryn Hill
    Procrastination is a common reaction to feeling overwhelmed or fear of failure. Instead of taking on too much at once and overwhelming yourself, break things down and take one small action step at a time.
    — Lauren Mackler
    Reluctance to begin is quick to befriend procrastination. . . .
    — Kate Morton
    I have a funny process : it's called procrastination.
    — K. K. Barrett
    Procrastination is not Laziness", I tell him. "It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.
    — Julia Cameron
    Do not call procrastination laziness. Call it fear.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — John Ortberg
    Nothing so perilous as procrastination
    — 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.
    — Joanne Harris
    Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — 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."
    — James Surowiecki
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