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Quotes About Procrastination

Procrastination and fear are the enemies of success; the war is lifelong, but the battles are daily.
— Noel DeJesus —

I saw the sun rise by accident.
It was a horrible sight.
Annoyed by its splendor, I sought refuge
in a moist pillow, and lay there, alone,
at the dawn of another day,
that brought me closer to another death,
pondering the vanity of my solitude,
the vanity of procrastination,
and the tiresome inevitability of waking up
again the same person.
It might still be possible to change,
but obstinately I remain the same,
hoping that others might take solace
in my consistency.
But perhaps they take no solace in it,
perhaps they too find it tedious.

— John Tottenham

JOIN THE CIRCUS OF CHAOS ... juggling, stilt walking, and other skills for socially acceptable procrastination.

— Pat Murphy

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday

— Don Marquis

Procrastination killing your success slowly

— Faiz Triumph

Overcoming procrastination is not, I repeat, not about cramming additional work into your day ... overcoming procrastination is about simplifying your life to make space for the activities that matter most.

— Richie Norton

This might surprise you, but here's a fact: people who plan things thoroughly aren't particularly connected with reality. It seems like they are, but they're not: they're focusing on making things bite-size, instead of having to look at the whole picture. It's procrastination in its purest form because it convinces everyone-including the person who's doing it-that they are very sensible and in touch with reality when they're not. They're obsessed with cutting it up into little pieces so they can pretend it's not there at all.

— Holly Smale

My biggest regret could be summed up in one word, and that's procrastination.

— Ron Cooper

Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.

— James Altucher

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

A major reason for procrastination is a feeling of inadequacy, a lack of confidence, or an inability in a key area of a task. Feeling weak or deficient in a single area is enough to discourage you from starting the job at all.

— Brian Tracy

The cost of procrastination is generally far greater than the cost of making mistakes.

— Robert Ringer

Many writers-in-waiting spend a lot of time avoiding the work at hand. The most common way to avoid writing is by procrastination. This is the writer's greatest enemy. There is little to say about it except that once you decide to write every day, you must make yourself sit at the desk or table for the required period whether or not you are putting down words. Make yourself take the time even if the hours seem fruitless. Ideally, after a few days or weeks of being chained to the desk, you will submit to the story that must be told.

— Walter Mosley

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