Sunday, March 4, 2012


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By Akindman

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

In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority or important actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time.

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

Yep!  I am guilty as most of us of procrastination and clearly know better – but still seems to find a way of putting off things that really should be done sooner.  Case in point – purchased a wireless router thinking we would need it during home automation project. Discovered that it was not needed and I should return it for my refund.  Well last week (six weeks later) I attempted to return said router only to be told – “sorry sir, but your 30 days has already expired! Ugh.

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The best way to get something done is to begin.  ~Author Unknown

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Here are some other quotes you might enjoy:

  • Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.  ~William James
  • Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.  ~Don Marquis
  • Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.  ~Author Unknown
  • Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back.  ~Charles Kingsley
  • Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.  ~Robert Benchley
  • There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.  ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister
  • It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.  ~Earl of Chesterfield
  • The two rules of procrastination:  1) Do it today.  2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.  ~Author Unknown
  • One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.  ~Vincent T. Foss
  • You may delay, but time will not.  ~Benjamin Franklin
  • Someday is not a day of the week.  ~Author Unknown
  • To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.  ~Eva Young
  • Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
  • Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.  ~C. Northcote Parkinson, 1958
  • Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.  ~Victor Kiam
  • What may be done at any time will be done at no time.  ~Scottish Proverb
  • There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.  ~Joe Ryan
  • Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.  ~Gerald Vaughan
  • I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren't fall chores, after all.  ~Robert Brault,
  • You know you are getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.  ~Author Unknown
  • I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute.  ~Author Unknown
  • The time to begin most things is ten years ago.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
  • Eventually, time takes care of everything.  The trouble with procrastination is that people give up on it too soon.  ~Robert Brault,
  • Putting off an easy thing makes it hard.  Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.  ~George Claude Lorimer
  • Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.  ~Edward Young
  • Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.  ~Mark Twain

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