60 Procrastination Quotes to Inspire You to Action

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How to Stop Procrastinating?

Do you struggle with procrastination and the frustration and guilt of not doing the things you need or aspire to do?  If not, that’s awesome! You may still enjoy this and know of friends to share it with.

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If yes, then you’re definitely not alone. So we’ve collected some great procrastination quotes to help fortify your resolve to turn that around.

Procrastination is kryptonite to creators.

Over 8,000 people a month search the term, “How to stop procrastinating“.
Over 60,000 people per month search the word “Procrastination“.
~iCreateDaily.com

Those procrastination statistics are just the numbers who are actively searching the term, and doesn’t even touch the number of people who may be habitual procrastinators who never Google the word. Maybe they procrastinated on that too. 😉

To help inspire you to take action, we’ve compiled an entire list of favorite procrastination quotes. But first, more perspectives on procrastination to help you along with your aspirations, because, well…

Your dreams won’t get done without you.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

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Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
– Michael Landon1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Landon

To help inspire you to take action, we've compiled an entire list of favorite procrastination quotes. But first, more perspectives on procrastination to help you along with your aspirations. #quotes #procrastination #life

The Procrastination Problem

Research estimates that approximately 20% of people are chronic procrastinators.2)https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/why-wait-the-science-behind-procrastination

If you’ve ever procrastinated on anything, you’ll know how there’s nothing about procrastination that makes you feel good about yourself.  It’s a self-defeating habit that hinders the success of many creatives.

Corralling the free flowing creative spirit into time and space can be a challenge.  To lasso the wild horses of the bucking bronco of the creative mind is a bumpy ride, however, once harnessed, that beauty can take you wherever you want to go.

You will never regret the results you achieve by requiring yourself to focus and get stuff done.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

If you've ever procrastinated on anything, you'll know how there's nothing about procrastination that makes you feel good about yourself.  It's a self-defeating habit that hinders the success of meany creatives. To rally the free flowing creative spirit can sometimes be like 'herding cats on a beach.'  To lasso the creative attention and stuff it into time and space, can certainly be challenging. However... #procrastination #quotes #work #business

The Good News About Procrastination

If you’re amongst the procrastinators who searched that term, it’s likely because you’re ready to do something about it.

If you’re procrastinating, there may be a good reason…and a good solution! If you’re always placing other things in front of your goals, that could be an indication that your heart isn’t really in it. If that’s it, maybe it’s time to course correct. So don’t worry, but do look into this because you don’t want to delay getting on with the most important parts of your life.

Examples of Procrastination Excuses

  • Not putting your work out there because you don’t have a website yet.
  • Not publishing your work because you haven’t decided which social platform to use.
  • Not starting your business because you haven’t incorporated your business yet.
  • Tweaking your website even though you’ve spent months and it looks decent enough.

Procrastination always comes with excuses. Excuses diffuse dreams. Action builds them.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

If you're procrastinating, there may be a good reason...and a good solution! If you're always placing other things in front of your goals, that could be an indication that your heart isn’t really in it. If that's it, maybe it's time to course correct. So don't worry, but do look into this because you don't want to delay getting on with the most important parts of your life. #procrastination #quotes #action #life #creative

Are You Working in Your Zone of Genius?

Sometimes procrastination is not a ‘who’ but a ‘what’. If you’re procrastinating on some things but not everything, it could be an indicator that you’re procrastinating when you’re not working in your zone of genius.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do those things. Naturally, we all have to do things that we’d rather not do. But if you’re procrastinating doing the endeavor you believe to be your passion, it may be time to examine that and delve deeper into what lights you up. What connects you to your eternal flame?

If you’re uncertain as to your purpose, no worries. That’s actually common and a normal part of the process.

We’ve covered finding yourself and your purpose in other articles. The purpose of this article is to share thoughts and a collection of procrastination quotes to help inspire you to action, and to keep you motivated.

Your zone of genius is tapped into your inner reservoir of resilience… your personal Holy Grail which cup is perpetually full.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

If you’re uncertain as to your purpose, no worries. That’s actually common and a normal part of the process. We've covered finding yourself and your purpose in other articles. The purpose of this article is to share thoughts and a collection of procrastination quotes to help inspire you to action, and to keep you motivated. #procrastination #quotes #art #creating

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

If you’ve been in a procrastination rut, don’t beat yourself up. Don’t be hard on yourself when it feels like you’re coming up short, or spinning your wheels. It’s completely normal to get stuck and have doubts at various places along the way. It’s just another lesson to absorb. We learn through failure, trial and error, IF we keep  testing, tweaking, adjusting and adapting.

One thing is certain: daily effort produces results. Daily doing dissolves doubt and keeps the horizon in view, even if that day’s ‘doing’ is re-planning for a better tomorrow. Even if that day’s doing needs to be undone or redone, that’s one mistake closer to knowing what works by ruling out what doesn’t.

So as you plan your next goal, envision what you’ll want to have done over the next 30 days. Decide your next action toward that. For goal setting, you may benefit by using the 90 Day Goals Journal. You can get that or a free 30 Day Goals PDF here.

Keep working your plan and your plan will work!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

If you've been in a procrastination rut, don't beat yourself up. Don't be hard on yourself when it feels like you’re coming up short, or spinning your wheels. It's completely normal to get stuck and have doubts at various places along the way. It's just another lesson to absorb. We learn through failure, trial and error, IF we keep  testing, tweaking, adjusting and adapting. #quotes #procrastination #journey #work

Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination plagues the majority. Become the minority. Become the mover and shaker in your own world.

The fastest way to plow through procrastination is to stop talking, analyzing and anguishing over what to do, and just get busy doing the next most important thing on list.

One of the things that contributes to procrastination is perfectionism. Another contributor is the fear of failure.

Procrastination is the Moriarty to progress. So the fastest way to kill procrastination is to starve it by doing your work… by making progress… by diving in and doing before you have it all figured out. So don’t procrastinate on your dreams. They deserve to be kept alive through doing your art.

Don’t overthink things. Just do. It is in the doing that we figure things out. Fuel your future. Do the work that matters to you.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
~Don Marquis, American humorist, journalist, poet, newspaper columnist, playwright. 1878-1937

Procrastination is the Moriarty to progress. So the fastest way to kill procrastination is to starve it by doing your work… by making progress… by diving in and doing before you have it all figured out. So don't procrastinate on your dreams. They deserve to be kept alive through doing your art. #procrastination #life #quotes

Manifest Your Dreams

Procrastinators are often dreamers who stall out when their perfect vision is impeded by real world physical plane resistance. Dreamers subsequently often feel overwhelmed as to how to bring their vision to life… it’s so big… so grand… so far away that they feel defeated before they begin.

Remember… every journey begins with one step and then another. If you’re planning a vacation across the country or overseas, that’s far away too. But you begin planning and doing… planning and doing all the steps necessary to get there. Same for your journey of spinning your dreams to life.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
~Napoleon Hill, author, Think and Grow Rich

Procrastinators are often dreamers who stall out when their perfect vision is impeded by real world physical plane resistance. Dreamers subsequently often feel overwhelmed as to how to bring their vision to life... it's so big... so grand... so far away that they feel defeated before they begin. #quotes #procrastination


Procrastination Quotes

Bring your dreams to life, one day at a time… it’s the only way anyone ever arrived at theirs.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

“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, fiction author

Don’t let failure derail you. Let it reset your resolve to try again.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
~Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, life & business strategist, birthdate-2/29/60

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
~Roy T. Bennett, author, The Light in the Heart

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
~ Mario Andretti, American-Italian racing driver

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie, American writer & lecturer

Don’t make your daily goals a big deal… just a big priority.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
~Mason Cooley, American aphorist

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
~ Peter Marshall, American television and radio personality, singer, and actor

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
~Denis Waitley, movitvational speaker, author

Creating daily places you in charge of the flow.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

“Slow, steady progress is better than daily excuses.” ~Robin Sharma

“If you choose to not deal with an issue,
then you give up your right of control over the issue 
and it will select the path of least resistance.” 

~ Susan Del Gatto

When we pick up the pace, we increase our capacity.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

If you’re a procrastinator, you will find every excuse not to do what you need to do. Here’s a thought: Do it first. I call it reverse procrastination.
~Jeff Goins, best selling author

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.”
~Brian Tracy, American-Canadian motivational speaker

“The winner of the race never slows down before the finish line. She speeds up and gives it all she’s got.”
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
Arnold Glasow, businessman, published first book at 92 (1905-1998)

“All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us.”
~Gandalf, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

“Success: The more we create, the better we become at creating. Simple!”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block… what’s necessary is to develop a habit.”
~Seth Godin, What to do When it’s Your Turn

“Make measurable progress in reasonable time.”
~Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author, speaker

“Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”
~Richard G. Scott

The best remedy is to do the thing you feel you should be doing, but aren’t.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.
~Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic, 1812-1870

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
~Abraham Lincoln, 16 president of the United States, 1809-1865

How to get stuff done? Set a goal… achieve the goal… and then you set another.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Never mistake activity for achievement.
~John Wooden, American basketball coach, 1910-2010

The moment you stop resisting doing what you know you need to do is the moment your life will turn the corner to your dreams.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily,com

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” 
~Martha Graham, internationally acclaimed, multidisciplinary dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, 1894-1991

The fastest way out of procrastination is to set s simple goal and work it. Set another and work that…. then another, one goal at a time.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

“There is no problem outside of you that is superior to the power within you.”
~Bob Proctor, author, speaker, mindset expert

Become obsessed with your goals, not your excuses.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

“I never worry about action, but only inaction.”
~Winston Churchill
, British politician, army officer, writer

3 Steps to 3 Things, or a “3×3”
The short list on how to achieve daily mental focus:
AMs
Make a list – brain dump, all the things to do today.
Decide the top 3 things that will move you closer to your goal.
Do those first. Ignore all else to every extent possible.
PMs
Any time you get those 3 things done with plenty of time, repeat this process.
At day’s end, assess your progress and improvements.
Plan tomorrow.

The moment you stop resisting doing what you know you need to do is the moment your life will turn the corner to your dreams.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily,com

You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
~Benjamin Franklin, American founding father, 1706-1790

To invoke dynamic creativity put on some powerful, energizing music. Music that demands movement in response. Then jump in and dance your art out!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

The time I kill is killing me.
~Mason Cooley, American aphorist, professor

When it comes to bringing your dreams to life, procrastination plagues the majority. Become the minority. Become the mover and shaker in your own world.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
Thomas J. Watson

We must trim out what doesn’t belong in the future we’re aspiring to, and bring obsessive mental focus to the life we’re creating.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Begin — to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
~ Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
~ Napolean Bonaparte

“Don’t ask what’s the least you can do. Ask what’s the most you can bear.”
~ Tom Bilyeu, entreprenur

“You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”
~ Irish Proverb.

“The winner of the race never slows down before the finish line. She speeds up and gives it all she’s got.”
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Procrastination is no match for consistent daily effort.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
~ M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist and author, The Road Less Traveled, 1936-2005

Pluck the fruits of your dreams and plant them in the soil of substance, daily, and they will grow and flourish. The day is the way.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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