While cleaning out his desk, a man found a shoe-repair ticket that was ten years old. Figuring that he had nothing to lose, he went to the shop and gave the ticket to the repairman, who began to search the back room for the unclaimed shoes. After several minutes, he reappeared and gave the ticket back to the man.
“What’s wrong?” asked the man. “Couldn’t you find my shoes?”
“Oh, I found them,” replied the repairman, “and they’ll be ready next Friday.”
Procrastination is not the result of lack of time to complete a task. It is an attitude and must be dealt with as such. ── Michael P. Green《Illustrations for Biblical Preaching》
The story is told of an infidel who died after willing his farm to the devil. This gave the court cause for some head scratching, but after several months of deliberation it handed down the following decision: “It is decided that the best way to carry out the wish of the deceased is to allow the farm to grow weeds, the soil to erode, and the house and barn to rot. In our opinion, the best way to leave something to the devil is to do nothing.”
Therein lies a truth. Few of us would ever admit to such infidelity, but many will procrastinate and postpone the great decisions of life and end up having willed our soul to the devil. ── Michael P. Green《Illustrations for Biblical Preaching》
Perhaps the most valuable result of all 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; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.— Thomas Huxley
Procrastination is the assassination of motivation. ── Michael P. Green《Illustrations for Biblical Preaching》