Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on procrastination

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If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting the rest of your life.

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The greatest trap is telling yourself you’ll do something important later. Excuses create their own inertia. The longer you wait the harder it gets. “Later” is where dreams go to die.

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99.99 percent of the time waiting for the right moment to do something hard is how you rationalize not doing that hard thing you know you needs to be done. There is no perfect moment. All we have is now. Stop waiting.

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The longer you delay that thing you know you should do, the more difficult it gets. The easier thing in the short run is often the harder thing in the long run. Pain today, gain tomorrow.

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Delaying pursuing your dreams is like saving up sex for old age — you might get what you want eventually, but it won't be as much fun.

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The four most dangerous words to accomplishing your dreams are: “I’ll do it later.”

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Most people would rather sit around the table drinking and say I could have done X than give up those nights working on uncertain success.

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