Procrastination is the art of waiting

I used this quote of an unknown author in the title, but if you never heard of procrastination you might discover what it is in this article and I must tell you that is an art!

I found out myself about the meaning of this word just recently and was quite amazed and amused by the fact that this is what I’ve been doing lately – indulging myself into the art of procrastination. And I am quite sure many of you also felt victims of this vice.

According to wikipedia:
Procrastination is a type of avoidance behavior which is characterized by deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. It is often cited by psychologists as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.

Or as the dictionary states it:
The act of postponing, delaying or putting off, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.

Thanks to Wikiquote – a new part of wiki-movement, I’ve selected a few interesting quotes related to procrastination:

  • “I’ll stop procrastinating, I swear… Starting on Monday.”
  • One of these days is none of these days. ~ English
  • “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” — Ellen DeGeneres
  • “Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait – The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.” — Robert Anthony
  • “I think a lot of the basis of the open source movement comes from procrastinating students…” — Andrew Tridgell. And I will add more – wiki is a child of procrastination. After all, there’s something good about it!
  • “Procrastination: Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.” — Larry Kersten
  • And last but not least as an unknown writer said: “Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.”

And just to prove that this all wasn’t in vain – I promise I will find time today and will reply ALL the emails I was postponing to reply for weeks now! And I will also set up the front page for this domain during next week, which I was delaying for almost 2 years now.


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