Procrastination is the art of waiting

ProcrastinatingI 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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