ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Procrastination Quotes - Why You Should Procrastinate

Updated on June 1, 2013
Procrastinating dog
Procrastinating dog | Source

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.

Enjoy!


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.


Conclusion
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.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)