Procrastination is…..

…the art of keeping up with yesterday.

…the thief of time.

…opportunity’s assassin.

Think about them. Are you keeping up with yesterday? What did you want to do yesterday, last week, last month or last quarter that’s still not done? How many of us aren’t even finished with 2007, yet?

Have you ever spent five minutes, five hours or five days finding ways to avoid doing something that needed doing? Did you ever get that time back? GONE! STOLEN! the thief of time.

How many opportunities have you missed because you put it off until yomorrow? How many have taken advantage of opportunities that should have been yours? How many opportunities are gone forever? Dead! Assassinated!

So, here’s my point. Today is the last day that you can procrastinate until tomorrow. Tomorrow, you can only procrastinate until next year. Do you really want to do that? Maybe you should do it today, so that tomorrow you’ll be able to get a head start on next year.

If I made you feel bad, it wasn’t my intention. Rather, I want everyone to know that we all fight the same demons. We all have the same 365 days and the same 24 hours a day. Some of us get better results by doing the right things at the right time.

Finish up this year as best you can. Look forward to a happy and prosperous new year in 2009 and if you want my help, ask for it.

(I found these and many other quotes at

4 thoughts on “Procrastination is…..

  1. Rick,You are so right! It is so easy to put things off until tomorrow. I try to do the things I dislike first, not always successfully but I try. Thanks for the reminder for the new year. Hope you have a prosperous and Happy New Year. Linda

  2. Rick I kept thinking of you when I listened to the reports on TV about how bad a year 2008 was. I suppose many people lost retirement income etc. Must be why I try not to look. People who had a bad year in 2008, must not have been paying attention to their daily behavior goals! The problem that I find is sticking to the daily behavior takes up a tremendous amount of follow up time and I need a team to delegate that work to. 55% of people expect 2009 to be better than 2008, i can’t decide if that is good news or bad news. At least more people are thinking it will be better. I am no economist, but if more people thought positively about outcomes, instead of doom and gloom I believe that would improve the economy. Anyway, Mother Nature has been way better for business than the economy, but not as good a consistent daily behavoir.HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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