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Procrastination Quotes - Why You Should Procrastinate

Updated on June 1, 2013
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The following are a list of quotes about procrastination. As I'm sure you know by now, procrastination is bad. It robs you of your dreams, your time and your integrity. It has been known to break up families, ruin careers and cause disasters. If the devil doesn't have a monopoly on evil, procrastination can definitely be called evil.

But this hub is not about all that. On the contrary, it sings the praises of procrastination. If you ever need an excuse to procrastinate, this hub is a godsend.


The more things I delay in accomplishing, the more I have to look forward to. ~ David Lim
Do you ever wonder how Edmund Hillary felt after he made it to the top of Everest? Sure, he felt great, and there are the celebration parties and the media attention, but after all that? He must have felt a little empty. He has finally done what he set out to do, and without the reason that has driven his every waking moment until then, life must have seemed a little meaningless. So, delay your accomplishments as much as you can, so that you can look ahead and marvel at how much more you have to look forward to.

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~ Unknown
Well, duhhh! If only one person in the world has managed not to procrastinate, who am I to think that I can buck the trend? Furthermore, he didn't get everything done each day, but delayed it up to Friday. All the more reason for me to delay completing my report to the end of next week - at least. Now, on to something more important, like updating my FaceBook status.

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. ~ Olin Miller
Hmmm, I have always liked a challenge. To spend time updating my portfolio when the interview is still weeks away, seems a supreme waste of my time and talent. To update my portfolio when the interview is just hours away, while on the phone with the dry cleaners to make sure they deliver my suit that I will be wearing to the interview on time, and emailing my accountant some info which he asked for a couple of weeks ago which simply must go out that very hour or I will get a hefty fine, that's a challenge worthy of me.

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. ~ Charles Kingsley
Well, why not right? Bring your friends and let's have a party. Just give a minute while I call my boss and tell him that he is not going to get his report tonight.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Well, if things do come to those who sit on their big fat behinds and wait, even if it is scraps from those who work hard, then I am perfectly content to sit back and let others do the work.

I love deadlines. Especially the whooshing sound they make as they pass by. ~ Douglas Adams
Me too! For some reason, it reminds me of waves crashing on the seashore. Very soothing! But be careful about letting 2 deadlines pass at the same time. They sound like jet engines on steroids, and probably not something you'd enjoy.

Hope you enjoyed the quotes. On a more serious note, there may actually be situations in which a little procrastination might be a good idea. I used to work with a colleague on some engineering projects.We would start off with a preliminary discussion on the requirements for the project, timelines, cost, potential issues, etc. Once I've got some idea of what the project is about, I would start work immediately. But invariably, as the days and weeks pass, many things will change. And the initial work that I did would usually have been wasted. So, in hindsight, it would have been better for me to procrastinate for a week or two, while things get firmed up and then start work.


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