Motivational Quotes for Procrastination

The most well known of the motivational quotes for procrastination

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A year from now you may wish you had started today

-Karen Lamb-

You may delay, but time will not and lost time is never found again

-Benjamin Franklin-

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday

 -Napoleon Hill-

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow

-James A. Michener-


Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision

-Harry A. Hopf-

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

-Theodore Roosevelt-

Never do tomorrow what you can do today

Procrastination is the thief of time

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-

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all

 -Peter Drucker-

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them

-George Bernard Shaw-

Procrastination is the grave in which dreams are buried

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn round and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it

-Michael Jordan-

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom


Procrastination is the natural assassin of opportunity

-Victor Kiam-

Action will destroy your procrastination

-Og Mandino-

Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing

-William Arthur Ward-


Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible

-George H.Lorimar-

The greatest amount of wasted time is time not getting started

-Dawson Trotman-

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

-Stephen Hall-

Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether


One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today

-Dale Carnegie-

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favour of holding meetings

-Thomas Sowell-

10 more brilliant motivational quotes for procrastination

We shall never have more time. We have, and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs

-Arnold Bennett-

If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining

-Max Brooks-

A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large

-Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby-

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate

-Erica Jong-

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-

We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca-


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

Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute

Matshona Dhliwayo

If you want to get ahead in life, I’ve found that perhaps the most useless word in the world is ‘tomorrow’

José N. Harris

The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed. Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work 

-Steven Pressfield-

I hope you find one or more of these motivational quotes for procrastination helpful & I recommend you take it, print it and post it up somewhere you can see it often.

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