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25 Motivational Quotes on Procrastination

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Have you ever met someone who says “I’m the queen (or king) of procrastination? Maybe you have. I know I have. Maybe that person is you. At any rate, I think we are all guilty of procrastination to some degree or another. What is it about procrastination that, even though we don’t like to do it, know that it won’t help us and will even cause us stress, causes us to continue putting off doing what needs to be done? Are we suckers for self-inflicted punishment?

Procrastination is so common that it is almost cliché and yet, it is so destructive. In the business world probably millions of dollars are lost each year due to a failure to get things done on time and a failure to address people problems. In government organizations, procrastination is often ignored or swept under the carpet as problems are not dealt with.  All kinds of problems – health issues, relationship troubles, financial problems, and business or work related issues can be traced to procrastination. It really is the grand thief of our well being and happiness.

Some Reasons Why People Procrastinate:

  • A tendency to work on small tasks because they’re Easier
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Unclear About How to Get Started
  • Distractions


(1) “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~ Napoleon Hill

(2) Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. – Don Marquis

(3) After all is said and done, more is said than done. – Anonymous

(4) “I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”—Pearl S. Buck

(5) “Someday is not a day of the week.”―Janet Dailey

(6) “The more time you have to do things, the less you are able to get done.”―Joyce Rachelle

(7) “Do you feel inspired yet? Are you ready to get out there and tackle the next big project you’ve been put off again…and again…and again?” – unknown

(8) “Even if you’re on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Arthur Godfrey (radio host)

(9) “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” – Norman Vincent Peale

(10) “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” – Dawson Trotman

(11) “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work”. – Stephen King

(12) “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West (Basketball player)

(13) “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” – Alexander Graham Bell

(14) “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait – The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons, and results, and reasons simply don’t count.”
– Robert Anthony

(15) “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~Olin Miller

(16) “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again”. – Benjamin Franklin

(17) “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

(18) “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

(19) “The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.” – author unknown

(20) “I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.” – author unknown

(21) “It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” -Paulo Coelho

(22) “Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment” – Robert Benchley

(23) “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”– Abraham Lincoln

(24) “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”– William James

(25) “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” – Spanish proverb

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Diane Lynne enjoys travel, self-improvement, pursuing a debt-free/financially free life. She also loves hanging out with family, friends and being with her dog Skye. Diana is a Quebec City girl. who loves living life.  You can connect with her at livingandstuff.ca



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