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Here's 26 laziness quotes that might just help you snap out of your streak of failure, Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never .

You struggle with staying motivated and wonder if you're the only one with this problem or is everyone same?

Good news for you, you're not alone.

All you need is a dose of daily inspiration to keep you going.

Easy and simple, nothing to worry about.

Here's a list of quotes from the anonymous world that will recharge your inspiration battery and give you Goosebumps at the same time.

"The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Anonymous

"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist." - Anonymous

"Throw me to the wolves & I'll return leading the pack" - Anonymous

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Anonymous

"Do one thing every day that scares you." - Anonymous

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." - Anonymous

"Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent." - Anonymous

"Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it." - Anonymous

"You can do anything, but not everything. - Anonymous

"Your problem isn't the problem. Your reaction is the problem." - Anonymous

"it's a slow process but quitting won't speed it up" - Anonymous

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what." - Anonymous

"The best way to get something done is to begin." - Anonymous

"When there is a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it smaller." - Anonymous

"Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried." - Anonymous

"One of these days, is none of these days." - Anonymous

"They call us dreamers, but we're the ones who don't sleep" - Anonymous

"Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you" - Anonymous

"If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together" - Anonymous

"Make today count because you'll never get it back" - Anonymous

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it's wings. Always believe in yourself." - Anonymous

"Someone once told me not to bite off more than I can chew. I said I'd rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity." - Anonymous

"The grass isn't greener on the other side its greener where you water it" - Anonymous

"There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't even jump puddles for you." - Anonymous

"Direction is so much more important than speed. Many are going nowhere fast." - Anonymous

You've now got a list of powerfully inspiring quotes that can recharge your inspiration batteries but there's one thing left...

Go and conquer your dreams!

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Are you looking for some anti-procrastination quotes? Something to give you some encouragement to finish your unfinished projects. If so, you have found the right place.

This procrastination quotes post gives a lot of wisdom from many experts in the field of time management as well as major historical success stories. In other words, people who found little time for procrastination, since they were out getting things done.

Why do people procrastinate. Surprisingly enough, it is rarely due to being lazy. The reasons people procrastination are usually far more complex than simple laziness

(Side note: If you want to improve your productivity, then I suggest checking out this simple, step-by-step guide on how to finally overcome procrastination and complete your important tasks.)

Before we jump into the procrastination quotes let’s take a look at why people procrastinate. These entries come from my causes of procrastination post. To find out more about each reason and how to overcome them check out the full post here:

Causes of Procastination

Here are the reasons people often procrastinate:

  • Busy Working on Small Tasks Because They're Easier
  • Perfectionism
  • Fear of the Unknown
  • I'll Do It Later
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Unclear About How to Get Started
  • You are easily Distracted
  • Laziness

As you can see only one out of 8 is due to laziness. ANd that one is actually deeper. Dealing as much with fear of the enormity of the task as it is about sheer laziness.

So as you go through these wise procrastination quotes try to think of the real causes of procrastination and how this knowledge may help you overcome, or at least reduce the amount of procrastination in your life.

Overcoming Procrastination Quotes

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
– Charles Dickens

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand—and melting like a snowflake.”
– Francis Bacon

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
– Jim Rohn

“Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
– Michael Landon

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

“To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”
– Syndey Smith

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.”
– William Arthur Ward

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Procrastination and success are often seen as opposites. And this is rightfully true.

It is impossible to achieve any marked degree of success when you often procrastinate. Success take effort, hard work and a lot of time. You may succeed with a rare procrastination, but you will never succeed over a long period of time when you also procrastinate.

If success is your goal, you need to banish procrastination from your vocabulary and revel in its opposite: success habits.

The following procrastination quotes back up what i just said. Success takes time and effort and can never be achieved with constant procrastination.

If you want some more positive “success quotes” to run counter to the procrastination quotes on this page check out the link below.

Success Quotes (from the most successful historical figures)

Quotes on Procrastination and Success

“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.”
– Denis Waitley

“Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.”
– E. L. Simpson

“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

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”
– Victor Hugo

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.”
– Peter Drucker

“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.”
– Victor Kiam

“If you have goals and procrastination you have nothing. If you have goals and you take action, you will have anything you want.”
– Thomas J. Vilord

“The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.”
– Alexandre Graham Bell

“Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.”
– Gene Hayden

“During a very busy life I have often been asked, “How did you manage to do it all?” The answer is very simple. It is because I did everything promptly.”
– Richard Tangye

“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.”
– Thomas Sowell

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Quotes about procrastination have been around for thousands of years. They are found in many old teachings and proverbs. These quotes are found in the bible. Heck, some of the ancient cave drawings seem to be condemning some stone age guy for not doing enough in the hunting of elk.

The section below has some great quotes that will help you achieve get things done that go back as far as 4000 years ago. Someone had to be inspired for all that the human race has achieved since the  iron age.

Procrastination is nothing new after all. It is part of human nature. The silver lining is that now that we understand procrastination is more than simply sloth, we have many effective methods to combat procrastination.

Rather than letting procrastination get the better of you, try some of these good workplace habits shared below, to get more accomplished with your career.

36 Work Habits to Build Unstoppable Success

Procrastination Quotes: Bible and Ancient Teachings

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
– Proverbs 14:23

“Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.”
– German Proverb

“We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.”
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it?”
– Buddha

“Time drinketh up the essence of every great and noble action, which ought to be performed, and is delayed in the execution.”
– Vishnu Sarma

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”
– Proverbs 12:11

“Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether.”
– Epictetus

“One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.”
– Proverbs 18:9

“Faith in tomorrow, instead of Christ, is Satan’s nurse for man’s perdition.”
– George B. Cheever

“For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
– 2 Thessalonians 3:10

“Delay not to seize the hour!”
– Aeschylus

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
– Seneca

One of the new words to come around in the last few years is the word, “adulting”, meaning the lessons you need to learn sometime to transition from youth to true adulthood. Even if you make that transition in your 50s rather than your 20s.

I think of the procrastination quotes below as a form of adulting. They are clear-eyed views of why it can be so bad to put things off and procrastinate. They clearly show the evils of procrastination.

Within the condemnation of these quotes about procrastination there is also a glimmer of what needs to be done to succeed and stop procrastination.

As the simple Nike slogan says, “Just Do It”.

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Anti Procrastination Quotes for Adults

“Often just by taking action, by doing something about the situation can relieve the stress and help correct the situation.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

“If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining.”
– Max Brooks

“The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large.”
– Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

“How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.”
– Fred Brooks

“Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.”
– Harry A. Hopf

“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

“There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.”
– David Lloyd George

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”
– Dale Carnegie

As adults most of us at least recognize that we are procrastinating. Even if we are unsure of what to do to get on track and working efficiently.

Some millennials, students and even younger kids may not fully grasp that they actually are procrastinating. They fall for the procrastination excuses they use hook, line and sinker. They actually believe things like, “I will get this done later”

The procrastination quotes below focus on those younger readers. Giving some wisdom about procrastination and hopefully getting them to at least realize when they are procrastinating.

After all, before you can fix a problem, you need to realize that the problem exists.

Do Not Procrastinate Quotes for Students

“Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.”
– George H. Lorimer

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
– Michael Landon

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.”
– James A. Michener

“A primary reason people don’t do new things is because they want to do them perfectly – first time. It’s completely irrational, impractical, not workable – and yet, it’s how most people run their lives. It’s called The Perfection Syndrome.”
– Peter McWlliams and John-Roger

“If you procrastinate when faced with a big difficult problem… break the problem into parts, and handle one part at a time.”
– Robert Collier

“Perhaps the most valuable result of an education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.”
– Thomas Huxley

“Don’t wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.”
– Frank C. Bucaro

Hopefully you have enjoyed these procrastination quotes. More importantly I hope you have resolved to take some action to combat procrastination.

​One of the important steps to defeating procrastination is letting little things go. But how can you tell when little things matter and when they are just time fillers you do instead of the hard work your should be doing.

The Eisenhower Matrix gives us the answer to that question.

I firmly believe that building habits are the answer to any problem, procrastination included. However not all habits are good ones. Some habits encourage poor productivity and make procrastination easy.

See the 14 habits that kill your productivity below.

The flip side of the bad habits that lead to issues are the habits you can build that will make productivity and time management second nature. I refer to these as “productivity hacks”. What they really are is some habits and tools that will make productivity second nature.

Learn more about these productivity hacks below.​

Finally, we come to the last thing I recommend to combat procrastination. That things is wide reading on the topics of productivity and time management.

One of the major reasons for procrastination is not knowing how to complete a task efficiently. When this knowledge reaches the level of “common sense” this reason evaporates like dust in the wind. The best way to get this knowledge is to read a lot of books on the topic of productivity.

Here are the best 20 productivity books to get you started.

I hope this collection of procrastination quotes has given you some enjoyment. Even more I hope that some of the action taking steps in the end of the post has given you some ideas on how to stop procrastination.

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​Finally, if you want to improve your productivity, then I suggest checking out this simple, step-by-step guide on how to finally overcome procrastination and complete your important tasks.

Arthur Godfrey
American radio broadcaster

“Even if you’re on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”

Norman Vincent Peale
American minister

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th U.S. President

“Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”

Karen Lamb

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

Jerry West
American basketball player

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”

Roman poet

“He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.”

Proverbs 13:4

“A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”

Greek hero

“Unhappy he who does this work adjourn, And to tomorrow would the search delay: His lazy morrow will be like today. But is one day of ease too much to borrow ? Yes, sure: for yesterday was once tomorrow.”

Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

“Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.”

Edward Young
English poet

“Time wasted is existence; used is life.”

Sydney Harris
American journalist

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”

Alexander Graham Bell

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
Russian novelist

“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”

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67 Quotes About Overcoming Procrastination and Being Lazy

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Tired of not following through?

Need help accomplishing your goals?

Here are over 1000 motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings about excuses, laziness, and personal responsibility.

If you are serious about creating more success in your life, you are going to need to learn more self-discipline in the art of “taking action” and “following through”.

All too often people talk about their dreams, goals, and getting more from life, but in the end laziness kicks in and the they find many excuses as to why they were unable to succeed instead of owning up and being responsible.

Not enough time…

Not enough money…

Not enough connections…

Not enough education…

I’m too old…

It’s too hard…

And so on.

For as many people there are who have excuses, there are other people who have it harder and were able to succeed.


Because they have the right positive mindset.

If you keep a positive mindset, it will help give you the courage to follow through and take action towards your goals.

So whenever you need some inspiration, check out this page of quotes about excuses, laziness, and responsibility:


Nobody is impressed with how good your excuses are.

Excuses are another way of saying, “I have no power or control over my life.”

Laziness is evil.

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

You can’t make excuses and money. Which is it going to be?

You can have results or you can have your excuses. You cannot have both.

If you own this story you get to write the ending. – Brene Brown

Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.

The trouble is, you think you have time. – Buddha

Success is what comes after your stop making excuses. – Luis Galarza

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. – Alexander Pope

When you’re good at making excuses, it’s hard to excel at anything else. -John L. Mason

Making excuses is one of a host of self-defeating behaviors and mental patterns that can block your success. ― Stephen Richards

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. – Steven Grayhm

When I lost all of my excuses I found my results.

Are your excuses more important than your dreams?

Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you. – Robin Sharma

If you want to reach your goals you must shrink the size of your but.

Nobody cares about your excuses. Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Nobody will cuddle you because you feel like being lazy. It’s your life. Change it.

No more excuses, no more wasting of precious time, for now is a good a time as any, to begin doing what matters most.

There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.

Nobody is impressed with how good your excuses are.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.

The only person who is truly holding you back is you. No more excuses. It’s time to change. Time to live life at a new level rise higher.

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself.

An excuse is nothing more than a self-imposed roadblock. – C.C. Chapman

No more “I’ll do it tomorrow”.
No more “Buts …”
No more “I can’t”.
No more “It’s too hard”.
No more “I’m too tired”.
No more “Waiting for it to get easier”.
No more “Putting it off”.
No more “I don’t have enough money”.
No more “I’m not good enough”.
No more “I would if I….”
No more excuses.

Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes. – PowerPlug!

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. – Kenneth Blanchard

If you want it, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

Replace excuses with effort replace laziness with determination and everything else will fall into place.

Many things aren’t equal but everyone gets the same 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We make time for what we truly want.

Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity won’t.

The ones who find happiness are the ones who don’t make excuses. If it’s broken, they fix it… if it’s wrong, they make it right.

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. – Henry Ford

Nobody is too busy, it’s just a matter of priorities.

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

No more excuses or procrastination! Stop allowing your days to be stolen by busy nothingness. – Dr Steve Maraboli

Excuses are well planned lies! – Dani Johnson

Excuses. They are for people who don’t want it bad enough.

Excuses are for the weak. Responsibility is for the strong.

Excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure. – Unknown

Excuses are lies we tell ourselves so that it doesn’t have to be our fault.

Excuses are for people who don’t want it bad enough.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. – George Washington Carver

Instead of feeding myself excuses why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.

I don’t have time is the grown-up version of the dog ate my homework.

Sorry, I can’t today. My sister’s friend’s mother’s grandpa’s brother’s grandson’s uncle’s fish died, and yes it was tragic.

Never make excuses. Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.

Nobody cares about your excuses. Nobody pities you for procrastinating. Nobody is going to cuddle you because you are lazy. It’s your ass. You move it.

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Ben Franklin

The first step of change is to become aware of your own bullshit.

If you are confused about why you aren’t where you want to be, you need to write down a list of your excuses and realize everything on that list is why. – #bossbabeTM

A day has enough hours. You just have too many excuses.

Stop saying I can’t. You can. You just choose not to.

Take responsibility and initiative for yourself. Stop blaming your circumstances on what you are able to change.

The only person who is truly holding you back is you. No more excuses, it’s time to change. It’s time to live life at a new level.

While you are still waiting to find an easy way (or the perfect time) someone else is already getting results because they decided making progress is more important than making excuses.

Be stronger than your excuses.

Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won’t finish with you.

Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.

Don’t look for excuses to lose. Look for excuses to win. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better. – Mason Cooley

Someone once told me not to bite off more than I can chew. I said I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.

It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts, or life in general: The bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline. — Harvey Mackay

Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.

To rush into explanations (excuses) is always a sign of weakness. ― Agatha Christie

Once your excuses are gone, you will simply have to settle for being awesome! – Lorii Myers

Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them. – John Wooden

You will get what you want, when you stop making excuses on why you don’t have it.

Rule your mind or it will rule you. — Horace

Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. – American Proverb

It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. – Sophocles

There are thousands of excuses for every failure, but never a good reason. – Mark Twain

Bad things are always going to happen in life. People will hurt you. But you can’t use that as an excuse to fail or to hurt someone back. You’ll only hurt yourself.

This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait. – Natalie Goldberg

When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.

Don’t make excuses. Make things happen. Make changes. Then make history. –
Doug Hall

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing. – Steven Grayhm

No one ever excused his way to success. ― Dave Del Dotto

Not managing your time and making excuses are two bad habits. Don’t put them both together by claiming you ‘don’t have the time’. – Bo Bennett

You can make excuses or you can make progress. You choose. – Brian Tracy

Put all your excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. – Zig Ziglar

Ninety-nine percent of the failures comes from people who have the habit of making excuses. – George W. Carver

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. — Tony Robbins

Don’t make excuses, make something incredible happen in your life right now. – Greg Hickman

Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion. – Robert H. Schuller

The trouble with excuses, however, is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times. ― Scott Spencer

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. – James Allen

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. – Henry Ward Beecher

Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. – Zig Ziglar

Eventually we all have to accept full and total responsibility for our actions, everything we have done, and have not done. – Hubert Selby Jr.

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. – Joan Didion

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. – Jim Rohn

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. ― Criss Jami

If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue. – Wayne Dyer

When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. – Ken Blanchard

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses. – William Arthur Ward

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life; you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life. ― Roy T. Bennett

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. – Bob Moawad

Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress. – I Ching

Your complaints, your drama, your victim mentality, your whining, your blaming, and all of your excuses have NEVER gotten you even a single step closer to your goals or dreams. Let go of your nonsense. Let go of the delusion that you DESERVE better and go EARN it! Today is a new day! ― Steve Maraboli

Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser’s way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth. – Alexander Pope

Self-discipline, the key to eternal life, is doing something that needs to be done whether or not you find it convenient. Self-discipline is usually motivated by our convictions, our internal hopes, and our desires. — Robert L. Simpson

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. ― Jordan Belfort

Personal responsibility is not only recognizing the errors of our ways. Personal responsibility lies in our willingness and ability to correct those errors individually and collectively. – Yehuda Berg

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. ― Criss Jami

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt

The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. – Steve Maraboli

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. -Jesse Owens



1. Have An Exciting Goal

If you want to accomplish more in life and stop making excuses, you must have a goal that excites you.

As Tony Robbins would say, “You must have a vision that pulls you.”

When you are truly excited and aligned with your passion, you will amaze yourself at how much you can do.

The truth is, we all have laziness inside of us.

All of us would much rather be curled up on the couch. It is part of human nature.

The main difference between people who get sh*t done and those who don’t, is that the person who takes action is excited by their vision.

2. Chunk It Down

One of the main reasons people don’t follow through is because they get overwhelmed.

They have a big project in mind and all of a sudden the weight becomes so daunting that they become frozen with indecision.

Create a monthly goal and then chunk it down by week and then by day.

As long as you see yourself making progress, you will feel good about what you are doing.

Take it one day at a time.

3. Enjoy The Process

I know…it sounds so cliche.

But guess what?

Because its true.

The journey is the goal. Stop trying to get from point A to point B and be in a rush.

If you don’t enjoy the process, you are missing the entire point.

4. Be Accountable

This is what separates adults from children.

This is what will help you grow by leaps and bounds is if you accept full responsibility for your actions.

If you mess up, own it.

You cannot change that which you do not own.

People who rise to the top own their action 100%.

So if you mess up one day, own it and learn from it.

5. Pick Yourself Back Up

Once you are fully accountable for any mistakes along the way, then it’s time to learn from it and move forward.

No need to dwell or cry about it.

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move forward.

6. Reward Yourself

As you accomplish your tasks make sure yo reward yourself along the way.

This is going to be especially important if you have a big project at hand.

Since the “big reward” may not pay off for a while, make sure to do small things for yourself so you can experience and taste the success along the way.


Laziness has no place in the character of a follower of Jesus. The Bible, especially in the wisdom-filled book of Proverbs, speaks often of the.

Lazy People Sayings and Quotes

wise quotes about laziness

Sayings about Laziness

To try and fail is not laziness. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverbs

Poverty is an older daughter of laziness. ~ Senegalese Proverbs

Lazy people have no spare time. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Sloth is the beginning of vice. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Lazy men get active when it’s time to sleep. ~ German Proverbs

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. ~ Jewish Proverbs

A lazy tailor finds his thread too long. ~ Greek Proverbs

Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy. ~ German Proverb

The lazy one is pregnant in the sowing season. ~ Burundi Proverbs

The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow. ~ Norwegian Proverbs

The lazy sweat when they eat and complain of the cold when they work. ~ Finnish Proverbs

A lazy thief is better than a lazy servant. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Hell is paved with good intentions, and roofed with lost opportunities. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A lazy messenger is not short of excuses. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A lazy youth, a lousy age. ~ Traditional Proverb

A busy mother makes slothful daughters. ~ Portuguese Proverb

A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part. ~ Danish Proverbs

Blame is a lazy man’s wages. ~ Danish Proverb

Sloth is the key to poverty. ~ Traditional Proverb

Offer the lazy an egg, and they’ll want you to peel it for them. ~ Lithuanian Proverbs

The lazy man who goes to borrow a spade says, “I hope I will not find one.” . ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Lazy people are always eager to be doing something. ~ French Proverbs

If a man will not work, he shall not eat. ~ Bible

Some men are so lazy they won’t even feed themselves. ~ Bible

For lazy people it is always party time. ~ Greek Proverbs

If you continue to contaminate your own home, you will eventually suffocate in your own waste. ~ Native American Proverb

A slothful man is a beggar’s brother. ~ Scottish Proverb

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. ~ Indian Proverbs

A young man idle, an old man needy. ~ English Proverbs

Quotations about Laziness

The biggest sin is sitting on your ass. ~ Florynce Kennedy

I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy. ~ Bern Williams

The lazy man aims at nothing, and generally hits it. ~James Ellis

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps. ~ Herbert Prochnov

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Too many young people itch for what they want without scratching for it. ~ Thomas Taylor

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~ Bob Hope

Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

I do nothing, granted. But I see the hours pass–which is better than trying to fill them. ~ Emile M. Cioran

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. ~ Charlie McCarthy

Humanity is constitutionally lazy. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service. ~ Bernard Mandeville

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. ~ Anne Frank

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. ~ Napoleon Hill

We have so many labor-saving devices today that we go broke keeping them repaired. Everything is easier, but requires greater maintenance. ~ Lorne Sanny

Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to have an early start. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals — that is, goals that do not inspire them. ~ Anthony Robbins

Talkers are no good doers. ~ William Shakespeare

I’m afraid of being lazy and complacent. I’m afraid of taking myself too seriously. ~ Barbara Hershey

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. ~ Jules Renard

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? ~ Ronald Reagan

I need so much time for doing nothing that I have no time for work. ~ Pierre Reverdy

By too much sitting still, the body becomes unhealthy; and soon the mind. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you wish at once to do nothing and be respectable nowadays, the best pretext is to be at work on some profound study. ~ Sir Leslie Stephen

The idle always have a mind to do something. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do, the more he is able to accomplish. ~ Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy. ~ Tom Petty

Good luck is a lazy man’s estimate of a worker’s success. ~ Author Unknown

Laziness breeds humors of the blood. ~ Claudius Galen

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. ~ Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave. ~ Benjamin Franklin

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends. ~ Cyril Connolly

Every man is as lazy as he dares to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A lazy hand is no argument of a contented beast. ~ Thomas Fuller

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

Laziness is a good deal like money,–the more a man has of it, the more he seems to want. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. ~ Mortimer Caplan

The Myth Of Laziness: How Kids – and Parents – Can Become More Productive. ~ Book preview

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