Expansion of Ideas Procrastination is the thief of time.

Expansion of Ideas
Procrastination is the thief of time. 

It has been said, 'Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today'. Work does not disappear if we postpone it. one day or the other it has to be done. The more we postpone doing something, the more the work piles up. Finally when we do tackle the work, the amount seems too much. We then have to spend hours working under great strain and stress. Very often, we end up completing the work in a shoddy manner. It might also happen that the work may never ever get done, just because we delayed doing it when it was required to be done. 

Sometimes a very heavy price has to be paid for delaying things. The person who delays insuring his house will regret it when it is gutted by a sudden fire. Putting off the treatment of a disease may make it worse, and may even result in death. The student who goes on postponing studies will need to burn the midnight oil for last minute preparations before the examination. And even then, he or she may not have time enough to cover the entire portion. 

When some work is delayed, the time which would have been profitably used is wasted. Time wasted is time lost forever. Putting things off robs us of the opportunity of doing things. Hence procrastination, in this proverb, is referred to as a 'thief of time'. It is a proverb that would do well to remember at all times, for it warns us against the dangers of delay in actions, and stress the importance of timely action.

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