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    1. Why does it seem that everyone has a scheme that will not work? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why is it that when what I want to do becomes what I have to do I don't want to do it any more? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why is it that no amount of planning will ever replace dumb luck? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why is it that whenever you set out to do something something else must always be done first? (Contributed by Joel)
    5. Is inspiration nothing more than a recycled bad idea? (Contributed by Rich Hall)
    6. Would we accomplish a lot more if we'd get rid of our ifs and ands and get off our butts? (Contributed by Mrs. J.)
    7. Is what you are doing today getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow? (Contributed by Mrs. J.)
    8. Why is it that whatever goes wrong there's always someone who knew it would? (Contributed by Jason Q)
    9. Even if you fall on your face aren't you still moving forward? (Contributed by Gallagher)
    10. Isn't what our country needs is more young people who will carry to their jobs the same enthusiasm for getting ahead that they display in traffic? (Contributed by M.A. Kelly)
    11. Is progress just an exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance? (Contributed by Henry Ellis)
    12. Isn't it amazing how long it takes to finish something you're not working on? (Contributed by Heather Coon)
    13. Why is it that everybody sets out to do something and everybody does something but no one does what he sets out to do? (Contributed by George Moore)
    14. Have you noticed how nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it? (Contributed by mgriff)
    15. Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish with a little hard work and a lot of whining? (Contributed by Kay Bradley)
    16. According to the latest statistics there are five million Americans who aren't working. But aren't there even more than that if you count those with jobs? (Contributed by Jim Poserina)
    17. Economists predict the year ahead will reward hard workers. Is this good news or bad news? (Contributed by Jim Poserina)
    18. What do you do when you step up and the bull has no horns? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. Was Robinson Crusoe the only man who ever got all his work done by Friday? (Contributed by Jim Moore Jr.)
    20. Why is it that no matter how much you do you never do enough? (Contributed by Sinnful)
    21. When the going gets tough do the tough use duct tape? (Contributed by Myles Godfrey)
    22. Don't you think that the man with doubt may be the only one who understood the problem? (Contributed by Bijit Halder)
    23. Isn't work just for people who don't know how to play golf? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    24. Do you think that if God had not meant for us to procrastinate He wouldn't have created infinity? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    25. Is the reason that teamwork is so essential be the fact that it allows you to blame someone else? (Contributed by Steve B.)
    26. If the devil makes use of idle hands what does he do with busy hands? (Contributed by W.J. Newhart)
    27. Must one always begin at the beginning? Couldn't we save a lot more time if we could begin at the end? (Contributed by Marilyn Vos Savant)
    28. Who says nothing is impossible? Haven't we all been doing nothing for years? (Contributed by Rcason)
    29. How come every time I try to push the envelope, I get a paper cut? (Contributed by Lee Entrekin)
    30. How come you can always get more things done when you have less time to do them? (Contributed by Jan D.)
    31. If you are going to make a contribution to negativity around you, shouldn't you at least be positive about it? (Contributed by Greg Shaffer)
    32. Isn't the beginning always today? (Contributed by Mary W. via All Great Thoughts)
    33. Why do people say 'plan ahead'? Isn't it pointless to plan afterwards? (Contributed by meatwhisker)
    34. When you're waiting for something to turn up, shouldn't you start with your own shirtsleeves? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)
    35. Isn't it true that if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin? (Contributed by Ivan Turgenev)
    36. Isn't efficiency just intelligent laziness? (Contributed by David Dunham)
    37. They say hard work never hurts anybody, but why take the chance? (Contributed by FOL)
    38. Why is it that the people that are too lazy to do any work are always the ones complaining about nothing getting done? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. If many great people have already laboured so diligently for so long, why is there still so much more to do? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    40. Can there be spontaneous planning? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    41. If you can do so much with so little for so long, can you do anything with nothing in no time at all? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    42. Isn't ambition a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy? (Contributed by Animal)
    43. If you bite off more than you can chew, is it proper to spit it out? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    44. Hard work must have killed someone, don't you think? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    45. Why, when people ask us what we are doing, do we sometimes say 'nothing'? If we're talking to them then we're doing something, right? (Contributed by Msharee)
    46. Why do deadlines always make that whoosing sound as they go flying by? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    47. If a quitter never wins and a winner never quits, then who is the idiot that said 'quit while you are ahead'? (Contributed by Diana F.)
    48. Isn't the shortest way to do many things, to do only one thing at a time? (Contributed by Sydney Smiles)
    49. Is it true that the sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up? (Contributed by Andrew)
    50. Should we stop procrastination now and make the switch to spontaneous reprioritization? (Contributed by Gary Dickson)
    51. Why are we trying to get ahead? Is something catching up? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    52. Wonít the height of your accomplishments equal the depth of your convictions? (Contributed by William F. Scolavino)
    53. How come whatís best is best? (Contributed by Megan H.)
    54. Why do many people quit looking for work when they find a job? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    55. Doesnít the solving of a problem lie in finding the solvers? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    56. Doesnít being punctual only mean that your mistakes will be made on time? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    57. Doesnít everyone have a scheme that will not work? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    58. How come there is not much pleasure in having nothing to do? As compared to having lots to do and not doing it? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    59. The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker, is it? Shouldnít it be the responsibility of the manager? (Contributed by Peter Drucker)
    60. Since a reasonable person adapts to the world and unreasonable ones persist in trying to adapt to the world itself, does that mean that all progress depends on the unreasonable person? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    61. Isnít change a challenge to make things better? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    62. Isnít progress our most important product? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    63. Even if you are on the right track, wonít you get run over if you just sit there? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    64. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? (Contributed by Marc and Angel)
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