Top 60 Procrastination Quotes to Help You Get Moving

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Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off something that needs to be done. It can be a form of self-sabotage, and it’s often associated with negative feelings like guilt, boredom, and anxiety. While procrastination can be a major obstacle to productivity and success, there are also some benefits to be gained from taking your time. Here are some famous quotes about procrastination to help inspire you to get started on your project!

Procrastination quotes

1.) “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

2.) “Action will destroy your procrastination.”

3.) “Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.”

4.) “Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation [you] can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.”

5.) “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

6.) “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”

7.) “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.”

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

9.) “Set a timer and compete to beat the clock to conquer procrastination.”

10.) “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

Quotes on procrastination

11.) “Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.”

12.) “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.”

13.) “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.”

14.) “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.”

15.) “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”

16.) “Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.”

17.) “My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘just wait.’”

18.) “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

19.) “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.”

20.) “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.”

Famous procrastination quotes

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

22.) “Procrastination taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes.”

23.) “He who is begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.”

24.) “I’ll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”

25.) “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

26.) “I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.”

27.) “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.”

28.) “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

29.) “Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.”

30.) “Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.”

Fear and procrastination quotes

31.) “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

32.) “It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.”

33.) “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

34.) “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.”

35.) “I do my work at the same time each day — the last minute.”

36.) “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”

37.) “If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”

38.) “In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

39.) “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!”

40.) “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

Quotes about procrastination

41.) “You may delay, but time will not.”

42.) “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.”

43.) “If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.”

44.) “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.”

45.) “The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.”

46.) “Time wasted is existence; used is life.”

47.) “The greatest amount of wasted time is time not getting started.”

48.) “If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”

49.) “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.”

50.) “Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”

51.) “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

52.) “A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.”

53.) “Procrastination may not take up a lot of effort physically but without you knowing it, it takes over the mind.”

54.) “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.”

55.) “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”

56.) “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

57.) “I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.

58.) “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

59.) “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”

60.) “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.”

Final thoughts

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