Blackboard writings "Procrastination is the thief of time"

Who Doesn’t Love Procrastination Quotes?

Many people struggle with putting off tasks until the very last minute. For some it’s snoozing their alarm 10 times, leaving them with just a few minutes to get ready. For others, it’s having three weeks to work on a project, only to start it the night before it’s due. Can you relate? How do you procrastinate?

On that note, here are some funny procrastination quotes as well as some anti-procrastination quotes. Hopefully, these will help get the ball rolling for you (or maybe, allow you another excuse to procrastinate even longer):

“One of these days I’m going to get help for my procrastination problem.” ~Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

“I like work. It fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ~Anonymous

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” ~Mark Twain

“The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing.” ~Anonymous

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

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

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

“When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” ~William James
“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ~Olin Miller

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never.’” ~Martin Luther

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ~Stephen King

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lam

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

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” ~David Allen

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

What quotes about procrastination would you create? Have these procrastination quotes sparked some inspiration in you? Perhaps you have realized that procrastination, while seemingly harmless, has been what’s holding you back from the very thing you want all along.
Here are 3 ways in addition to procrastination quotes to see how procrastination isn’t the best choice.

  1. Reduce stress:

Is it worth the stress you create for yourself? Who else is affected when you procrastinate? Often you are not the only one affected by your procrastination. Maybe looking at who else is affected by the stress you create can cause a shift in the way you look at this behavior.

  1. Create a new identity:

Don’t define yourself as a procrastinator – this will keep you caught in that procrastination trap. Decide this is not who you really are and connect to a different way of defining yourself. This in itself can create a huge shift.

  1. Challenge your excuses:

Listen to the crazy excuses in your procrastination quotes and challenge them as BS. Excuses don’t get results. Decide that you won’t accept the excuses anymore. Focus on the anti procrastination quotes and find a way. Where there is a will there is a way. You will get more creative when you don’t take no for an answer.

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

Go forth and be productive.