Stop Procrastinating: Inspirational Quotes to Light a Fire Under Your Ass

Sometimes we need a good kick in the pants to stop procrastinating, find our focus, and get to work. Hopefully these quotes will give you a bit of inspiration to get off your ass and MAKE IT HAPPEN – whatever it is.

Get after your goals and dreams.. one step at a time. but please, START TODAY!

Productivity & Efficiency Quotes

“Productivity is never an accident, it’s the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning & focused effort.” – Paul Meyer

“What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston

“Good things happen when you set your priorities straight” – Scott Caan

Productivity & Efficiency Quotes

“Don’t be busy, be productive.”

“It’s not that you don’t have enough time, you don’t have priorities.”

Productivity & Efficiency Quotes

“We don’t manage time, we manage activities within time.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Happiness inspires productivity.” – Shawn Achor

Stop Procrastinating Quotes

Some of us are REALLY bad about procrastinating. I really enjoyed this TED talk by Tim Urban who explained a bit of the mentality behind procrastinators. Check it out!

Did you identify with his message as much as I did??

Spooky, right!? Now get ready to shoo away that procrastination monkey, and dive in!


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

“A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“Procrastination is the enemy of success”

Stop Procrastinating Quotes

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” – W. Clement Stone

“It’s time to start living the life you imagined.”

“Be the person who decided to go for it!”

“Be stronger than your excuses.” – Jeremy Chin

Stop Procrastinating Quotes

“Take charge, and don’t apologize for it.”

“When you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Remember that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Do something instead of killing time because time is killing you.” – Paulo Coelho

Quotes for Sticking to Habits & a Daily Routine

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn

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

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Maya Angelou

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

Quotes for Sticking to Habits & a Daily Routine

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred Devito

“You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined.”

Quotes for Sticking to Habits & a Daily Routine

“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make decisions based on where they want to be.

Quotes About Perfection

“I’m not here to be average. I’m here to be awesome!”

“Done is better than perfect.”

Quotes about Perfection

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey

“Complexity is the enemy of execution” – Tony Robbins

“The things you regret most in life are the risks you didn’t take.” – Farhan Masood

“Great things never came from comfort zones.”

Quotes about Perfection

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff & Stay on Target

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff  & Stay on Target Quotes

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to just try one more time.” – Thomas Edison

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff  & Stay on Target quotes

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” – Thomas H. Palmer

“The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” – Rabia Malik

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff  & Stay on Target quotes

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.” – Jettie Woodruff

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff  & Stay on Target quotes

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford.

Quotes to Help You Get Focused

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” – Tony Robbins

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

Quotes to Help You Get Focused

“A DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL. A goal broken down into steps becomes a PLAN. A plan backed by ACTION becomes REALITY.” – Greg Reid Quotes

Quotes to Help You Stay Focused

“It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. “Mahatma Ghandi

Quotes to Help You Stay Focused

“You are capable of whatever you believe in and work towards.”

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – James N. Watkins

“If you want it, work for it.”

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

Quotes to Help Find Your Why.. and Remember it Always!

“If your goals set you apart from the crowd, stay alone.”

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

Quotes to Help You Stay Focused

“Take what you have and use it to create what you want.”

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes to Help You Stay Focused

“Trust the process.”

“Stay patient and trust your journey.”

“Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.” – Margaret Fuller

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!” – Audrey Hepburn

Quotes to Help You Stay Focused

What’s your big goal? What are you going to stop procrastinating and do.. TODAY??

Leave a comment below and let me know if these stop procrastinating quotes helped you out! 🙂

and remember, make good life choices!

~ Allison

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