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    procrastination Quotes

    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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — James Rollins
    Procrastination in the beginning and precipitation towards the conclusion is the characteristic of such bodies.
    — James Madison
    Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.
    — 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.
    — 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.
    — Freema Agyeman
    If procrastination were a marketable skill, I'd be a real hot commodity.
    — 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.
    — David Peoples
    Don't let perfection become procrastination . Do it now.
    — Danielle LaPorte
    Don't let your want for perfection become procrastination
    — Danielle LaPorte
    Perfectionism is not as much the desire for excellence, as it is the fear of failure couched in procrastination .
    — Dan Miller
    Giving up on our long-term goals for immediate gratification, my friends, is procrastination.
    — Dan Ariely
    Once I finished, I got that procrastination monkey off my back! And I started seeing doors opening.
    — Eric Thomas
    Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.
    — Edward Irving
    I like movies. I've written screenplays as a sort of procrastination thing for me. Like I'll work for a couple months on this idea that's been kicking around and then like 30 pages in I'll just go try a novel because it's a lot easier. That's what I know. So why am I killing myself?
    — Colson Whitehead
    Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
    — Christopher Parker
    Addiction, self-sabotage, procrastination, laziness, rage, chronic fatigue, and depression are all ways that we withhold our full participation in the program of life we are offered. When the conscious mind cannot find a reason to say no, the unconscious says no in its own way.
    — Charles Eisenstein
    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
    My favorite procrastination is to make the choice to have valuable times with human beings that I care about instead of holing myself up alone to get my work done.
    — Bob Saget
    Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan.
    — Arnold Bennett
    Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.
    — Alyce Cornyn-Selby
    Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
    — Alyce Cornyn-Selby
    Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination.
    — Ali ibn Abi Talib
    If the world is a progressively realized community of interpretation, then either quadruplictity will drink procrastination or, provided that the nothing negates, boredom will ensue seldom more often than frequently.
    — Woody Allen
    Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task
    — William James
    Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
    — Wayne Gretzky
    The scholar's greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.
    — Stephen King
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