90 Procrastination Quotes To Get Back To Work Motivated

Looking for motivational quotes to stop procrastination? We have rounded up the best list of procrastination quotes, sayings, captions, status messages (with images and pictures) to get you focussed and work hard.

We all procrastinate from time to time with our delay tactics. But sometimes, we just can’t help but delay finishing that uncompleted task due to laziness, irritability or lack of focus.

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And eventually that avoided work, meeting, chore, obligation, appointment, or seemingly impossible work task can just wait until tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow…right?

Whenever there’s something that needs to be done – whether its big or small, important or irrelevant needs to be completed now. We have covered this topic in 3 sections

  • Procrastination Quotes,
  • Stop Procrastination Quotes
  • Funny Procrastination Quotes

Procrastination Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Procrastination is the enemy of success.”                                                                                                             
    Procrastination Sayings
    Procrastination Sayings

  2. “What is deferred is not avoided.” ― Thomas More

  3. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ― Janet Dailey                                                                                                   
    Procrastination Quotes
    Procrastination Quotes

  4. “How soon not now, becomes never.” ― Martin Luther King                                                                                                 
    Famous Procrastination Quotes
    Famous Procrastination Quotes

  5. “Procrastination is the thief of time” ―. Edward Young

  6. “In delay there lies no plenty.” ― William Shakespeare (Twelfth Night)                                                   
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    Procrastination Quotes Images

  7. “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

  8. “Procrastination may not lead to the best desired outcome.”

  9. “Action will destroy your procrastination.” ― Og Mandino                                                                                         
    Procrastination Quotes For Students
    Procrastination Quotes For Students

  10. “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.”                                                               
    Procrastination Quotes Pictures
    Procrastination Quotes Pictures

  11. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela                                                                       
    Procrastination One Liners
    Procrastination One Liners

  12. “Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” ― Victor Kiam

  13. “Just because you can postpone something doesn’t mean you should.”                                                       
    Don't Postpone Quotes
    Don’t Postpone Quotes

  14. “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.” ― Pandora Poikilos

  15. “When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”                                                                               
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    Procrastination Quotes Wallpaper

  16. “Procrastination is an eclipse to your true potential.” ― Neeraj Agnihotri

  17. “Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.” ― Epictetus

  18. “If it weren’t the last minute, nothing would get done.” ― Rita Mae Brown

  19. “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” ― Scottish Proverb                                                                                                           
    Procrastinate Tomorrow
    Procrastinate Tomorrow

  20. “Never put things off…you will wake up and find them gone.” ― James Jones

  21. “It’s never procrastination when you owe someone else.” ― Jeffrey G. Duarte

  22. “The penalty for procrastination is the loss of hopes and dreams.” ― Tai Lopez

  23. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ― Mason Cooley

  24. “When you procrastinate, you also postpone happiness.” ― Charles F Glassman

  25. “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” ― Paulo Coelho

  26. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.” ― Stephen King

  27. “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” ― David Lloyd George

  28. “Tomorrow, a beautiful lie we tell ourselves to procrastinate today.” ― Sunita Sonkar                                                                                                                                                                 
    Quotes About Procrastination
    Quotes About Procrastination

  29. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time getting started.” ― Dawson Trotman

  30. “The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.”                                                                                                                                                                     
    Quotes On Procrastination
    Quotes On Procrastination

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

  32. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday and avoiding today.” ― Wayne Dyer

  33. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln

  34. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.” ― Benjamin Franklin                                                                                                                                                           
    Best Procrastination Quotes
    Best Procrastination Quotes

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

  36. “Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” ― Edward Irving

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

  38. “We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” ― Erica Jong

  39. “Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.” ― Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

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

  41. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ― Olin Miller

  42. “Never put off until tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ― Mark Twain                                                                                                                                                                   
    Procrastination Quotes Mark Twain
    Procrastination Quotes Mark Twain

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

  44. “Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” ― William Arthur Ward

  45. “The dread of doing a task uses up more time and energy than doing the task itself.” ― Rita Emmett

  46. “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” ― Harry A. Hopf

  47. “Procrastination is also a subtle act of corruption – it corrupts valuable time.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham

  48. “There is sometimes only a very fine line between deliberation and procrastination.” ― Paul A. Walker

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

  50. “The man who waits to know everything is the man who never does anything.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

  51. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ― Peter Drucker

  52. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

  53. “A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.” ― Bill Watterson

  54. “In the conduct of almost every affair slowness and procrastination are hateful.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

  55. “Procrastination is indeed the real enemy of success. Kill it, and you will see rapid growth.” ― Vincent Okeke

  56. “Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today. Procrastination is a sign of weak character.” ― Carol Cox

  57. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.” ― George Bernard Shaw

  58. “The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.” ― Steve Pavlina

  59. Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.” ― George H. Lorimer

  60. “Every day spent procrastinating is another day spent worrying about that thing. Do it now, and move on with your life!”

  61. “Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it.” ― Noelle Hancock

  62. The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.” ― Stephen Richards

  63. “Procrastination is not Laziness”, I tell him. “It is fear. Call it by its right name, and forgive yourself.” ― Julia Cameron

  64. “By what right do I, who have wasted this day, make claims on tomorrow?” ― Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes

  65. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

  66. “Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.” ― Roy Bennett

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

  68. “Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.” ― Frank C. Bucaro

  69. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today.Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ― Charles Dickens

  70. “The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.”

  71. “We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?” ― Buddha

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

  73. “Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

  75. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ― Wayne Dyer

  76. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

  77. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ― Alexander Graham Bell

  78. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ― David Allen

  79. “Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner.” ― Richie Norton

  80. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow.” ― Gloria Pitzer

  81. “If you don’t have your own viewpoint, you will procrastinate. Since you can not do or produce from someone else’s viewpoint.” ― Meir Ezra

  82. “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney Harris

  83. “If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.” ― Robert Collier

  84. “The breeding ground of fear is procrastination and inaction. We overcome them not by preparation, but by taking action.” ― Debasish Mridha

  85. “Procrastination is a bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ― Napoleon Hill

  86. “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

  87. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― St. Augustine of Hippo

  88. “Your Life Is Happening Right Now: Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.” ― Roy T. Bennett

  89. “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” ― Denzel Washington

  90. “No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness and take calculated steps towards your goals.” ― Steve Maraboli

  91. “Everyone procrastinates. The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.” ― Brian Tracy

  92. “Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.” ― Robert Herjavec

  93. “He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo

  94. “Perhaps the most valuable result of an education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.” ― Thomas Huxley

  95. “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

  96. “I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.”

  97. “Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” ― Ida Scott Taylor

  98. “Procrastination has been called a thief—the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.” ― William Nevins

  99. “Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in instalments; 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

  100. “I have met people who have ruined their entire lives because of procrastination. They were unaware of why they never took a step, but I could easily see their Procrasdemon standing beside them.” ― Neeraj Agnihotri

  101. “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

  102. “Don’t procrastinate. Putting off an unpleasant task until tomorrow simply gives you more time for your imagination to make a mountain out a possible molehill. More time for anxiety to sap your self-confidence. Do it now, brother, do it now.”

  103. “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

  104. “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

  105. “A primary reason people don’t do new things is because they want to do them perfectly – first time. It’s completely irrational, impractical, not workable – and yet, it’s how most people run their lives. It’s called The Perfection Syndrome.” ― Peter McWilliams and John Roger

  106. “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” ― Denis Waitley

  107. “If we accept and internalize the fact of our own mortality, then, by definition, we have to deal with the essential questions of how we live and spend our allotted time. We have to stop procrastinating, pretending that we have forever to do what we want to do and be what we long to be.” ― Surya Das

  108. “Lack of confidence, sometimes alternating with unrealistic dreams of heroic success, often leads to procrastination, and many studies suggest that procrastinators are self-handicappers: rather than risk failure, they prefer to create conditions that make success impossible, a reflex that of course creates a vicious cycle.” ― James Surowiecki

  109. “Procrastination is a way for us to be satisfied with second-rate results; we can always tell ourselves we’d have done a better job if only we’d had more time. If you’re good at rationalizing, you can keep yourself feeling rather satisfied this way, but it’s a cheap happy. You’re whittling your expectations of yourself down lower and lower.” ― Richard O’Conner

  110. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” ― Denis Waitley

  111. “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.” ― Hilary Mantel

Stop Procrastination Quotes

  1. “One of these days, is none of these days.”                                                                                                                       
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    Short Procrastination Captions

  2. “Time wasted is existence; used is life.” ― Edward Young

  3. “Do first what you don’t want to do most.” ― Clifford Cohen                                                                           
    Stop Procrastinating Quotes
    Stop Procrastinating Quotes

  4. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ― Napoleon Hill                                                                           
    Don't Procrastinate Quotes
    Don’t Procrastinate Quotes

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

  6. “He who is begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.” ― Horace

  7. “Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.” ― Matthew Burton

  8. “Don’t procrastinate, start building yourself now!” ― Sunday Adelaja                                                                   
    Do Not Procrastinate Quotes
    Do Not Procrastinate Quotes

  9. “Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.” ― German Proverb

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

  11. “Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.” ― Thomas Jefferson

  12. “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

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

  14. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ― Jim Rohn

  15. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ― Dale Carnegie                                                                                                                                                   
    Avoid Procrastinating Quotes
    Avoid Procrastinating Quotes

  16. “Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

  17. “Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm.” ― Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus)

  18. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

  19. “Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” ― Michael Landon

  20. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin

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

  22. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” ― Peter Drucker

  23. “How to stop procrastinating starts with believing you can overcome procrastination.” ― Robert Moment

  24. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank

  25. “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ― Thomas Sowell

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

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

  28. “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

  29. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” ― David Allen

  30. “Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

  31. “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

  32. “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait – the truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.” ― Robert Anthony

  33. “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” ― Sydney Smith

  34. “It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” ― Paulo Coelho

  35. “The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind–jump in.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

Funny Procrastination Quotes

  1. “Due tomorrow? Do tomorrow.”

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

  3. “Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.”

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

  5. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” ― Don Marquis

  6. “Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.” ― Joan Konner

  7. “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!” ― Sam Levenson

  8. “You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.”

  9. “Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.” ― Gerald Vaughan

  10. “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” ― Jimmy Lyons

  11. “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” ― Vincent T. Foss

  12. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams

  13. “I’m a big believer in putting things off, In fact, I even put off procrastinating.” ― Ella Varner

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

  15. “Procrastination taught me how to do 30 minutes of work in 8 hours and 8 hours of work in 30 minutes.”

  16. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!” ― Donald Gardner

  17. “Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow!” ― Don Herold

  18. “Procrastinator? No. I save all my homework until the last minute because then I’ll be older, and therefore wiser.”

  19. “My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘Just wait.” ― Judy Tenuta

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

  21. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will — tomorrow!” ― Gloria Pitzer

  22. “I think of myself as something of a connoisseur of procrastination, creative and dogged in my approach to not getting things done.” ― Susan Orlean

  23. “A procrastinators willpower lies in the fact that he keeps work pending because he strongly feels he wants to do the same – keep it pending.” ― Dr. Amit Abraham

  24. “Absolutely not. I’m an expert in procrastination, but the last thing I want you to think is that I’m incompetent, too. Because I’m actually pretty good at what I do.” ― Nicholas Sparks

  25. “I am a person who works well under pressure. In fact, I work so well under pressure that at times, I will procrastinate in order to create this pressure.” ― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

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