23 Inspiring Quotes About Procrastination To Help You Get Things Done

You know you need to challenge yourself and do something. Maybe adopt a new strategy or finally get that task done that’s necessary to move forward, but somehow you just can’t bring yourself to do it.

Maybe there’s little or no motivation, and you feel it may not be the right time and that you should keep it for some other time.

Don’t! If you feel you deserve that result, then certainly act. Without action, plans, goals, and dreams amount to nothing. Let these 23 inspiring procrastination quotes push you into action.

1. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.”– Norman Vincent Peale

2. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.”– Alexandre Graham Bell

3. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”– Abraham Lincoln

4. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”–Jerry West

5. “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”– Charles Dickens

6. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”– William James

7. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things”– Gene Hayden

8. “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”–Hunter S. Thompson

9. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.”— Benjamin Franklin

10. “A  year from now you may wish you had started today.”– Karen Lamb

11. “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”– Haile Selassie

12. “All the so-called ‘secrets of success’ will not work unless you do.”– Jaymin Shah

13. “You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.”–Debasish Mridha

14. “Even if you’re on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”–Arthur Godfrey

15. “How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.”– Fred Brooks

16. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”– Seneca

17. “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”–The Bible

18. “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.”– George H. Lorimer

19. “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

20. “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”– George Washington Carver

21. “What we think or what we know or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.”–John Ruskin

22. “There’s rarely a “perfect” time to do anything. What is important is to get started.”–Jack Canfield

23. “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”–Michael Landon

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