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Stop Procrastinating: Whatever the Dream is, Start Today

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Stop Procrastinating: Whatever the Dream is, Start Today

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.” — Martin Luther

One of the most common problems is procrastination. If you’re a chronic procrastinator, like a friend of mine who never takes anything serious or does anything at all, you’re familiar with the pain and stress that goes along with putting things off. One resemblance I have discovered associated with procrastinators is that they have so many dreams or I should say wishes but never gets anything done.

Sometimes procrastination is a product of laziness. Getting started is the most difficult part. But to produce results, you must dive in at some point. If you do nothing, that is exactly what you’ll get—nothing. If you do something, the possibilities are endless.

As Jim Rohn clearly writes; “The man who dreams of wealth and yet walks daily toward certain financial disaster and the woman who wishes for happiness and yet thinks thoughts and commits acts that lead her toward certain despair are both victims of the false hope—which affirmations without action can manufacture. Why? Because words soothe and, like a narcotic, they lull us into a state of complacency. Remember this: To make progress, you must actually get started!”

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Stop procrastinating, begin now

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

You think and think and try to come up with “the perfect plan”. A plan where you don’t have to make mistakes, where you will never be rejected, where there will be no pain or difficulties. Such a thing does of course not exist. There’s no such thing as a perfect plan. It’s all myth. If you think otherwise, let’s hear from you in the comments box.

Stop procrastinating, nobody owns tomorrow

“Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; 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

When you start to look too far into the future any task or project can seem close to impossible. And so you retreat because you become overwhelmed and start surfing the internet aimlessly instead. That is one of the reasons why it is good to plan for the future but then to shift your focus back to today and the present moment.

More procrastination quotes

“If you believe you can accomplish everything by ‘cramming’ at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining.” ― Max Brooks

“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

“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

Still want me to write more? I think not! A word they say is enough for the wise.

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