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“Crap, that’s due tomorrow?”

– Tomas Jefferson, July 3rd 1776 (about the Declaration of Independence)


Let’s face it:

Sometimes you get stuck in a vicious circle of procrastination. Painful amounts of time is wasted. You know what I mean.

But, why?

Because, fear got a crippling grip of you, maybe without you even realizing it. Your mind became a river that’s unable to flow. You know what happens to water masses like that, right?

They become increasingly poisonous to your health.

In this case, it means you start feeling guilt and self-loathing. Your self-esteem starts evaporating. Fear takes the place of courage.

How can you avoid this scenario and start taking action?

Sometimes a little inspiration can go a long way. That is why I’ve compiled a list for you, of 201 procrastination quotes from a myriad of celebrities, such as Michael Jordan, Paulo Coelho, Theodor Roosevelt, Wayne Gretzky & Mahatma Gandhi!

Warning! There’s so much inspiration here that it might fry your brain circuits if you read it all in one session, lol. You may laugh, marvel or even feel scared. Maybe you’ll feel angry or decisive while reading these procrastination quotes. Hell, you may even have a eureka moment!




Inspirational Procrastination Quotes

“When I replaced the pursuit of perfection with the pursuit of excellence it made a world of a difference. Perfection is an illusion and it harshly tears you down. It never allows you to feel good about yourself and it breeds procrastination. Excellence on the other hand… allows you to defy immense challenges and grow. You win, even when you “fail”, because you learn from your experiences and become wiser.” – Fahad Sulehria

“There is always a priceless feeling that comes with going to sleep at night knowing that you did your very best on the tasks that you set for the day. Fears, doubts, and procrastinations are the enemies of your true destiny.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

“Resist the short term temptation of procrastination; the immediate pleasure and relief that it brings does not fair in comparison to the long lasting damage it does to your dreams and goals.” ― Noel DeJesus

“Regret is failure to act in accordance with what your heart is saying to you” ― Blake Higginbotham

“Today and tomorrow is an illusion, days are all joined together, and if you are waiting for your time, you are wasting your time.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” ~ Author Unknown

“Procrastination is definitely not your friend or your God’s given destiny. It is nothing but a dream stealer.” ― Edmond Mbiaka

“You always have time for the things you put first.” ― Unknown

“Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” ~ Ida Scott Taylor

“Be prepared before you begin. You save yourself from delay if you are fully prepared. Preparation sets you up for excellence.” ― Israelmore Ayivor


Procrastination Quotes

Perfectionism & Procrastination Quotes

“Perfection’ is man’s ultimate illusion. It simply doesn’t exist in the universe… If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do.” ― David D. Burns

“Perfectionists abhore challenges, because failing to conquer them suggests that they’re not perfect, and therefore, by their own logic, worthless.” – Fahad Sulehria

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing” – Harriet Braiker

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy

“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

“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

“The most dangerous way we sabotage ourselves is by waiting for the perfect moment to begin. Nothing works perfectly the first time, or the first fifty times. Everything has a learning curve. The beginning is just that – a beginning. Surrender your desire to do it flawlessly on the first try. It’s not possible… Learn to fail. Learn to learn from failing. And begin today. Begin now. Stop waiting.” – Vironika Tugaleva

“The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time.” – Edwin Bliss

“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough ? that we should try again.” – Julia Cameron

“Chasing perfection is chasing the horizon” – Fahad Sulehria


Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination Humor

“Procrastination is like masturbation. It feels good while you’re doing it, but in the end you’re just f*****g yourself.” ― George W. Bush (Just kidding. I dunno who said it, lol).

“Hard work pays off later. Laziness pays off now. I’ve always been one for being in the moment.”  ~ Anonymous

“Nothing says work efficiency like panic mode.” ― Don Roff

“Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

“I put the PRO in procrastinate” – Unknown

“It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me; the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.” ― Jerome K. Jerome

“Why is patience a virtue? Why can’t “Hurry the f**k up!” be a virtue?” – Unknown

“Never postpone until tomorrow what you can postpone until the day after.” ― Unknown

“If and When were planted, and Nothing grew.” ― Proverb

“Charity knew she had to begin looking for a job soon. Definitely tomorrow, or the next day. Or perhaps the day after that. Charity didn’t believe in procrastination. She just needed to plan her strategy. She was sound asleep on the sofa when Lady Margaret got back from London.” ― Elizabeth Jane Howard


The Fear of Failure & Procrastination Quotes

“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

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron

“Instead of focusing on the possibility of failure, you must concentrate all of your efforts and thoughts on succeeding. Your mind gives you exactly what you ask for – and it does not know how to separate ‘I want XYZ’ from ‘I don’t want XYZ’. It treats both as ‘I want XYZ'” – Fahad Sulehria

“Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success.” – Tom Kite

“A primary reason people don’t do new things is because they want to do them perfectly – first time. It’s completely irrational, impractical, not workable – and yet, it’s how most people run their lives. It’s called The Perfection Syndrome.” ~ John-Roger and Peter McWlliams

“You cannot reach the pinnacle of success without overcoming the fear of failure just like you can’t reach space without overcoming the attraction of gravity.” – Debasish Mridha

“Failure carries with it the seeds of massive success, if we only dare to fail and embrace the lessons that can be learnt from our “failures”. Making “mistakes” is a crucial part of succeeding. Why then, are you afraid? Embrace challenges and grow wings to fly!” – Fahad Sulehria

“…He began to fear whether in the presence of far greater events, all his acts would not fade into insignificance, just as a drop of rain disappears into the sea.” – Henryk Sienkiewicz

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” – Napoleon Hill


Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination Humor II

“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood! What mood is that? Last minute panic.” – Bill Watterson

“How about maybe finishing that report you… Hey! Where’d you go?” – Mother Theresa’s friend’s friend’s somebody

“The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it.” – Santa Claus

“The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.” – Unknown

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” – Spanish Proverb

“Work expands so at to fill the time available for it’s completion.” – C. Northkote Parkinson

“Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot fun until you get the bill.” ~ Christopher Parker

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

“One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” ~ Vincent T. Foss

“Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear.” ~ Anonymous


The Fear of Success & Procrastination Quotes

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that
they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries responsibility with it,
it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll” philosophy.” – Denis Waitley

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The fear of success is counterintuitive. “What? Why would I be afraid of success?”, you may ask. Yet it is there… echoing in our actions and thoughts. You may slack on a project that’s going well. When your boss suggests a promotion you feel anxious. When one thing goes well, you screw up another. The fear of success is as real as the fear of failure.” – Fahad Sulehria

“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” – Nikki Giovanni

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh

“I have a tendency to sabotage relationships; I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.” – Michael Buble


General Procrastination Quotes

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ― William James

“Procrastination is the seed of self destruction.” – Matthew Burton 

“God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― Augustine of Hippo

“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” ― Victor Kiam

“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

Procrastination is the thief of time.” ― Edward Young

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

“My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!” ― Charles Dickens

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

“…The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.” ― Dale Carnegie



Perfectionism & Procrastination Quotes II

“Perfectionism… is a painful disease of the mind with no remedy, except for embracing our ‘flawed’ nature, and giving ourselves unconditional love. In fact, it is in our moments of “imperfection” that we need to love ourselves the MOST” – Fahad Sulehria

“A Perfectionist will demand perfection from himself even if it’s the first time he tries something and then judge himself harshly for failing to reach that ideal. Can you understand how terribly damaging this mindset is?” – Fahad Sulehria

“I had no confidence in myself. I was a fraud. Who was I to pick up a pen and expect anything good to come from it? I expected perfection as soon as the pencil hit the paper, and since that’s impossible, I couldn’t get myself to start. Then I felt guilty about not starting which made me want to start even less.” – Felicia Day

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dalí

“It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work.” – Lon Milo DuQuette

“Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. ACTION is the cure.” – Richie Norton

“Striving for perfection can get in the way during the early stages of the creative process.” – David Kelley

“Delay is not a help-mate. The cemetary is full of people who thought they could DO IT tomorrow. Do It Now!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“Q: When is the perfect time? A: Who can say, but probably somewhere between haste and delay – and it’s usually most wise to start today.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Perfectionism deals in absolutes. There is only black or white. No grey zones. It’s poison to your wellbeing.” – Fahad Sulehria


General Procrastination Quotes II

“Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time” ― Amit Abraham

“Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ― Pandora Poikilos

“How often do you find yourself saying, “In a minute”, “I’ll get to it” or “Tomorrow’s good enough” and every other possible excuse in the book? Compare it with how often you decide it’s got to be done, so let’s get on and do it! That should tell you just how serious your procrastinating problem really is.” ― Stephen Richards

“Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.” ― Stephen Richards

“He saw it for the first time: on the day he died he would be wearing unmatching socks, there would be unanswered e-mails, and in the hovel he called home there would still be shirts missing cuff buttons, a malfunctioning light in the hall, and unpaid bills, uncleared attics, dead flies, friends waiting for a reply and lovers he had not owned up to.” ― Ian McEwan, Solar

“Sometimes”, said Miss Phillips, “the thing you dread doing is the very thing you should do, just so you can stop thinking about it.” ― Marci Shimoff

“Sometimes the only things preventing your dreams from becoming realities is the long time it is taking you to start.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” ~ David Lloyd George

“Whatever you are waiting for won’t come to you; you have to go for it.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“Don’t procrastinate, start building yourself now!” ― Sunday Adelaja


Time Management Procrastination Quotes

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ― Charles Dickens

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo

“Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time” ― Amit Abraham

“As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It’s a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. Having anybody watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly.” ― Paul Rudnick

“You may delay, but time will not.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” ― Michael Landon Jr.

“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ~ M. Scott Peck

“If you fail to believe you will procrastinate or become idealistic about how awesome you are at working hard and managing your time, you never develop a strategy for outmaneuvering your own weakness.” ― David McRaney


Inspirational Quotes II

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.” – Sai Baba

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

“The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.” – Tony Robbins

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius


The Fear of Success & Procrastination Quotes II

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” – Steve Jobs

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you….As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Nelson Mandela

“I’m doing everything I can to sabotage my career. It’s a little thing called “fear of success.” – Jon Stewart

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

“A fear of success is a fear of the consequences we imagine may follow from our success. Many times it’s very unfounded fears.” – Fahad Sulehria

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” – Gena Showalter

“Many times people feel that they’re not allowed to succeed, because there’s something inherently wrong with them, or because they have done something terrible in their pasts and therefore they deserve to be punished for it, now. Their pasts don’t equal their future. There is hope.” – Anonymous

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“People are aggressive. If I move up the ladder, I’ll have to make decisions that some of these people may be uncomfortable with and I could therefore be attacked. I think it’s better not to advance.” – Anonymous


Perfectionism & Procrastination Quotes III

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” – Michael J. Fox

“Perfection doesn’t exist in anyone. Striving for perfection in any part of our lives is a recipe for failure, since it can never be attained.” – Dr. John Grohol

“To demand perfection is a sure way to be disappointed in everybody, for you will be bound to think ill of others.” – Monica Fairview

“Share your weaknesses… Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” – Dan Pearce

“Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you do, and fix it along the way…” – Paul Arden

“Perfection’ is man’s ultimate illusion. It simply doesn’t exist in the universe…. If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do.” – David D. Burns

“I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.” – Yohji Yamamoto

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.” – Immanuel Kant

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.” – Anne Lamott

“The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.” – George Will


Taking Action & Procrastination Quotes

“KISS Procrastination Away: Keep It Super Simple, Keep It Step-by-Step, Keep It Scheduled and Systematic.” – Lisa A. Mininni

“If you have goals and procrastination, you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.” ― Thomas J. Vilord

“If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.” – Robert Collier

“Lazyness doesn’t exist. It’s called procrastination.” – Fahad Sulehria

“The only reason you procrastinate is because you believe it will be more painful to take action than NOT taking action.” – Tony Robbins

“Tomorrow: A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.” – Unknown

“Momentum is the opposite of procrastination. If you just break down a task into small enough parts and then do them one at a time, you’ve dramatically increased your chances of success!” – Fahad Sulehria

“The problem with doing it tomorrow… is that tomorrow many times becomes never” – Unknown

“Only put off things until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso

“The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ~ Alexandre Graham Bell


Procrastination Humor III

“Procrastinator? No. I just put off work until the last second to do my work, because I will be older therefore wiser.” – That Speechless Guy

“I worked years to solve how to stop procrastinating. After excruciating work I arrived at the conclusion that it boils down to this one trick, ready to hear it? Here it is: … “Oh, look! A new facebook video of a cat getting electrocuted!”” – Albert Einstein

“My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, “Just you wait!”” – Judy Tenuta

“Procrastination is like a credit card; it is fun until you get the bill.” – William Shakespeare

“If good things come to those who wait… then isn’t procrastination a virtue?” – Unknown

“Don’t postpone what your co-worker can do today!” – The Pope with the two pointy horns on his head and a long sharp tail

“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me nothing but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will – tomorrow!” – Gloria Pitzer

“If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.” ~ Unknown

“We went to lunch and were talking about procrastination and the waitress overheard us and she said, ‘I have a problem with procrastination, too.’ I said ‘Really?… Get my sandwich.’” – Ellen Degeneres

“Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.” – Joan Konner


Perfectionism & Procrastination Quotes IV

“Perfectionism can only be eradicated by fully accepting ourselves, our flaws and loving ourselves unconditionally” – Fahad Sulehria

“When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.” – George Fisher

“Striving for excellence feels wonderful because you’re trying your very best. Perfectionism feels terrible because your work is somehow never quite good enough” – Unknown

“Perfection itself is imperfection.” – Vladimir Horowitz

“I beat myself up every day, without so much as a scratch.” – Terri Guillemets

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.” – Joseph Addison

“Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life” – Unknown

“You were born to be real. Not to be perfect” – Vince Lombardi

“Worst thing about being a perfectionist.. Everything you do might look amazing in someone else eyes but in your heart never truly satisfied.” – Emmie Lee Dean


General Procrastination Quotes III

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging of an uncompleted task.” ~ William James

“The breeding ground of fear is procrastination and inaction. We overcome them not by preparation, but by taking action.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Procrastination is a way for us to be satisfied with second-rate results; we can always tell ourselves we’d have done a better job if only we’d had more time. If you’re good at rationalizing, you can keep yourself feeling rather satisfied this way, but it’s a cheap happy. You’re whittling your expectations of yourself down lower and lower.” ~ Richard O’Conner

“You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.” ― Debasish Mridha

“No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.” ― Charles Baudelaire

“To become a better you, be diligent and never let the charms of procrastination and excuses seduce you to fall for mediocrity.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

“Everyone has the same amount of hours per day, it’s not that you don’t have enough time, it’s that you don’t have a clear focus” ― Bridget English

“Act. Procrastination costs money.” ― Farshad Asl

“Every minute we waste in frustration over a task that seems overwhelming is a minute subtracted from the time we’ve allotted to enjoy life.” ― Marc Mancini


Procrastination Humor IV

“Top 10 reasons to procrastinate. 1: … ” – Procrastination Academy

“Procrastinator? No. I save all of my homework until the last minute because then I’ll be older, therefore more wise.” – Homer Simpson’s brain

“Procrastination has taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours, and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes” – A failed student

Ughhhhh I’ll do it LATERRRRRR” ― Aisha Cat

“I believe that 99 percent of what anyone does can effectively be postponed.” ― Amy Hempel

“I didn’t get my job done, because I was too busy preparing this excuse” – Unknown

“I’m taking care of my procrastination issues. Just you wait and see!” – Procrastinators Anonymous

“Do you ever get really motivated to do something and you get really excited about it and then when you get home you’re just like ‘Nah’ ” – Unknown

“I’m very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I’m actually supposed to be doing.” – That dude

“It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.” – Lord Chesterfield


Time Management Procrastination Quotes II

“Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.” ― Stephen Richards

“One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.” ― Brian Tracy

“Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” ― Paulo Coelho

“Now-people” are winners; they say “now” and they do it “now”! Do not delay.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“Remember, action today can prevent a crisis tomorrow.” ― Steve Shallenberger

“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” ~ Eva Young

“The main factors that sponsor the abuse of time include procrastination and excuses.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

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

“There are those who fear the sunset, worried they will never see light again. There are those who ignore the sunrise, squandering dawn, believing they will never run out of daylight. And then there are those who have learned to live in the sun’s warmth, gauging time by its positions, thankful at night that the day happened. Be aware of time. Use it wisely. Be thankful for the light allotted.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

“It is better to act too quickly than it is to wait too long.” ― Jack Welch


General Procrastination Quotes IV

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam

“If hard work is the source of happiness, then we can conclude that the main job of procrastination is to delay that happiness for excuses to kill.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

“Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls, and the recruiting-officer of Hell.” ― Edward Irving

“Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.” ― Matthew Burton

“The scary thing is, the more I slack off, the more it piles up and the more it piles up, the more I slack off.” ― Amelia Mysko

“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination” ― Christina Scalise

“Procrastination threatens to rob us of those things that are most important in our lives.” ― Richie Norton

“Get it Right today, for today wil never come again” ― Seyi Ayoola

“The problem with reading off a screen isn’t resolution, eyestrain, or compatibility with reading in the bathtub: it’s that computers are seductive, they tempt us to do other things, making concentrating on a long-form work impractical.” ― Cory Doctorow

“Charity knew she had to begin looking for a job soon. Definitely tomorrow, or the next day. Or perhaps the day after that. Charity didn’t believe in procrastination. She just needed to plan her strategy. She was sound asleep on the sofa when Lady Margaret got back from London.” ― Elizabeth Jane Howard

“No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.” ― Steve Maraboli



Just imagine all the things you could accomplish if you never procrastinated. Imagine all the big goals and exciting dreams you could achieve.

While this thread is loaded with inspirational quotes, being inspired is not enough. You must take action. That’s the hard part, because procrastination scares you into being lethargic and not doing what you need to do. Procrastination causes fear.

You must defeat that fear.


You can start here:

Destroying Procrastination, Perfectionism & Fear of Failure

How to Stop Procrastinating – The Ultimate Guide to Getting Shit Done


Goal Setting: The Hustler’s Guide to Avoiding a Painful Failure

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9 thoughts on “201 Procrastination Quotes: From Crippling Procrastination to Bold Action!”

  1. This is so true and thanks for bringing it up and reminding me….I know it so well – but sometimes I forget and all the trouble you mention hits me hard… Especially loved the running against fear!!

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