On procrastination

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

– Baltasar Gracian

No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God.

– Alexander Maclaren

No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.

– Charles Baudelaire

Take action. Procrastination is the death blow to self-motivation. “I’ll do it later…after I get organized” is the language of the unsuccessful and the frustrated. Successful, highly motivated men and women don’t put it off. They know their lives are no more than the accumulation of precious seconds, minutes, and days – golden moments never to be recaptured.

– Ted W. Engstrom

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

– Pablo Picasso