Creative Procrastination: Great Quotes

In Defense Of Idleness.                                        By Gene Griessman 

Gene Griessman

Procrastination can be a good thing. In fact busyness is all too often creativity’s enemy.

An idle brain may be the devil’s workshop but it may be God’s workshop, too.

Countless breakthroughs in science, technology, spirituality, and art have occurred during leisurely moments. The richest soil can be overworked, depleted of its vigor, needs to lie fallow

Here’s what Leonardo da Vinci had to say on this subject:

Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least.” He explained, “Their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions to which they afterwards give form.”

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Gene Griessman is an internationally known keynote speaker, actor, and communication strategist. His book “TheWords Lincoln Lived By” is in its 23rd printing and “Time Tactics of Very Successful People” is in its 43rd printing. His training video “Lincoln on Communication” is owned by thousands of corporations, libraries, and government organizations. He has spoken at conventions and annual meetings all over the world. To learn more about his presentations, call 404-435-2225. Learn more at Atlanta Speakers Bureau or at his website. His latest book “Lincoln and Obama” has just been released by Audible.
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