6 Powerful Quotes on How to Stop Procrastinating

We all have days where we get stuck in procrastination and can’t get things done. Maybe you’re doubting yourself or worried about how to begin a big task. You might have fallen into a bad habit of procrastinating your most important work. Or maybe this is a new experience for you. Either way, you don’t need to feel stuck. There are some practical ways to dig yourself out of procrastinating!

If you don’t know how to get started, it’s a good idea to use the Pomodoro technique of dividing the task that makes you procrastinate into small steps. The Pomodoro technique is a time management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo. This method uses a timer to break down work into intervals of 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes of break.

It can be a comfort to read the wise words of successful people who have gone before. We can learn a lot by absorbing their wisdom. Seeing how they overcame adversity and self-doubt can be incredibly motivational. So read on – you’ll be sure to find some motivation to help you get started here!

If you’re struggling and thinking, ‘I can’t get to work today,’ then don’t worry! Here are some inspiring quotes about procrastination, and taking action. 

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First of all, these quotes warn us of the danger of procrastination:


Procrastination quotes - Rita Emmett

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


Procrastination quotes - George Claude Lorimer

“Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.” – George Claude Lorimer


But not to worry. Take inspiration from these quotes about how to stop procrastinating:


Best procrastination quotes

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Unknown


Procrastination quotes - Byron Pulsifer

“Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.” – Byron Pulsifer


Procrastination quotes - Martin Luther King Jr

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


Procrastination quotes - George S. Patton

“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton


I hope you found this article helpful! These quotes should offer motivation and encouragement to help you stop procrastinating. So make sure to bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need to!

If you found these quotes useful, go ahead and share them on Facebook or Twitter! It could be the boost someone else needs today, too. Which quotes resonated with you most? Let me know your favorite quotes in the comments below – I’d love to know!

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My name is Outmane Amahou, 2D / 3D graphic designer and artist.
I am an avid reader of nonfiction books. I have a deep appreciation for minimalism in design, art, and life. I'm always looking for effective and original ways to boost my creativity. I love To share ideas and resources.


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