Sunday, 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October - Never do today what can be left until tomorrow...

Coped and pasted from

http://www.completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations

I find Number 10 is especially true...

Number 4 is a bit scary...

Number 8; No, that's not entirely true
Years ago I worked in a computer department where the plans always had to be done 'urgently, at once', and then, having stirred a hornet's nest into action, the word would come down from on high 'no, everything has changed'. So then I would have to call round everyone and say 'stop - it has all changed...'. After one such incident, and I was yet again talking to some Extremely Patient (major computer supplier's name deleted here) Engineer/Sales Manager, I was taken aback, but not entirely surprised, when he told me that they always waited several days before initiating anything from my department. "We've learned (he didn't say 'through bitter experience' but I seemed to hear those words) that everything will have to be altered as soon as we've  made the arrangements." I learned a lot from these engineers.

1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw

8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James

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