You may be living your dream, but sometimes, work can get to you. It’s quite a natural thing, especially during these times when the world is seemingly on fire. Literally. You may not feel that overwhelming desire to sit at your desk – whether at home or in the office – and get the day’s tasks out of the way. If you’re feeling a bit bogged down at your job, here are some funny work quotes to lighten up your day. [Read more…] about Funny Work Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day
Procrastination is the biggest obstacle to success.
As I say this, I must admit that I’m guilty of it. I have this bad habit of postponing action on tasks that needed to be done yesterday, or a week or month ago. That’s why quotes about procrastination are very useful. I read them to motivate me into writing that article, making that important phone call, or doing personal and social tasks that have been beckoning to me for action.
If you’re anything like me, you probably make all kinds of excuses to delay pursuing your plans. But what good are plans if they stay on the blueprint indefinitely? That said, here are procrastination quotes to help you overcome your penchant for putting things off until later. Some of them resonate with me so much that I make them my mantra for when I’m meditating.
So, in no particular order, these are favorite quotes about procrastination that I turn to when I need that extra push.
” The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed.– Steven Pressfield, American author
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness heavy.Wayne Gretzsy, NHL Hall of Famer
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.Abraham Lincoln
Persistence is very important. You should not give up until you are forced to give up.Elon Musk
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.Alexander Graham Bell
You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.Napoleon Bonaparte
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, productivity consultant
If you have goals and procrastination, you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you wnat.Thomas J. Vilord, financial adviser
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.William James, 19th century philosopher
How to break the habit of procrastination:
Prioritize duties or projects.
When you’re inundated with an endless list of tasks all clamouring for your attention and action, it can get overwhelming. You don’t know which one to do first or where to start, and procrastination becomes the order of the day. To overcome this state, make a list of what you have to do and rank them according to priority. Then focus on the task at hand before proceeding to the next.
You’ll find that when you’ve completed a project, it gives you a feeling of accomplishment and inspires you to go on to the next task.
Create a purpose for a task.
Purposes give you an incentive to act instead of procrastinating on a project or task. What do you get out of completing a project? Keep your purpose in mind. If you’re a freelancer, a task done as scheduled means more time for other projects and that equates to more money earned to pay the bills and pursue your interests. For regular workers, it’s points for good performance and a probable step up the corporate ladder.
Make a “Didn’t Do” list.
Review your daily/weekly/monthly to-do list and take note of the activities you didn’t do as scheduled. They belong on your “didn’t do” list. Highlight the repeaters, those tasks that always appear because they remain undone, and prioritize them, then plan to accomplish one every week until you have crossed out everything in the list.
Sometimes, don’t think of the big picture.
I know…this is contrary to what management trainers and life coaches advise. But, as with detail-thinking, looking at the big picture can lead to procrastination when you are engulfed by anxiety and fear of not being able to achieve the end goal.
If you’re tasked to come up with a powerful strategic plan within a certain time frame, don’t think of the project in its entirety. Instead, break down the plan in chunks and accomplish them in sequential order. Set milestones to motivate you and give you a sense of achievement.
Recall your favorite quotes on procrastination.
Quotes become such because they strike a chord deep within us. They put into words what we think and feel. Quotes on procrastination push and motivate us into action because they inspire us and open our minds to the consequences of putting off tasks and projects for another day.
Keep a list of the procrastination quotes most meaningful to you. It could be in your notes on your phone or on pen and paper. Read them when you feel like you’re not getting anywhere with what you’re doing.
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Whether you’re in a creative rut or looking to start a new project, finding inspiration and encouraging words is key. It can be from a friend or coworker, but the right words are often enough to make that idea click.
That’s why it can be helpful to hear from the greats themselves for inspiration. With these creativity quotes from Invaluable, you can take solace in the words of Da Vinci and Rembrandt, whether you’re a painter or looking for creative inspiration in other areas of your life.
–the act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something:
The government’s rejection of the plans is a setback for us.
–a letter, etc. that tells you that you have not been successful in getting a job, a place on a course of study, etc.:
I’ve applied for ten jobs, but I’ve had ten rejections/rejection letters.
–the act of not giving someone the love and attention they want and expect:
He never asked her to marry him out of fear of rejection.
No one is a stranger to rejection, and no one is immune to it either. Even if you may not admit it publicly, rejection probably makes it to your list of top 10 fears.
But that’s normal.
What’s there to like about feeling unloved, unworthy, and disliked – all of which are results of rejection? [Read more…] about 15 Quotes About Rejection That Will Give You Strength
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
The mind is a powerful tool, and most of our life issues can be conquered by training the mind. One of the ways we can train our mind is to identify mantras which can change the way we see things.
Simple Definition of mantra
: a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating
: a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone’s basic beliefs
You may already have phrases that you repeat to yourself to boost your confidence before an important meeting, or maybe you have your go-to Bible verse for when you’re starting to lose it. They are mantras in themselves, but if you need more, here are some personal motivational mantras for a better you.
Some of these you will have to rephrase so that you say them in the first person. Make sure you do so. That way, you are talking directly to yourself, making the mantra yours.