100 Great Quotes On How to Become More Productive!

Albert Camus


  1. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Stephen King


2. Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Bruce Lee


3. Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Theodore Roosevelt


4. Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.

David Allen


5. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way.

Corita Kent


6. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.

Warren Buffett


7. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney


8. There is no substitute for hard work.

 Thomas A. Edison


9. You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

Les Brown


10. No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.

Warren Buffet


11. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

Bruce Lee


12. Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

Peter Drucker


13. If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.

Elizabeth Grace Saunders


14. There is no waste in the world that equals the waste from needless, ill-directed, and ineffective motions.

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.


15. My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.

Francine Jay


16. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.

Paul J. Meyer


17. It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?

Henry David Thoreau


18. The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.

Tom Peters


19. Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

Alexander Graham Bell


20. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

Brian Tracy


21. We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.

Laure Lacornette


22. The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.

Timothy Ferriss


23. The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

Albert Camus

24. Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.

Henry Ford


25. Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.

Donald Trump


26. It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.

Nathan W. Morris


27. The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.

Peter Drucker


28. Individual income can grow only as fast as productivity rises.

Alex Berenson


29. Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.

Franz Kafka


30. The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.

Mitch Kapor


31. People think a lot, but most of that thinking is of a problem, project or situation – not about it

David Allen


32. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin


33. Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso


34. Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway


35. While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

Henry C. Link


36. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

Olin Miller


37. Either you run the day, or the day runs you

Jim Rohn


38. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the way out is through.

David Allen


39. Challenges is what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine


40. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison


41. Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.

James Cash Penny


42. Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation.

Brian Tracy


43. Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.

Leo Babauta


44. Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.

Corita Kent


45. Why do anything unless it is going to be great?

Peter Block


46. When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.

David Allen


47. If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.

Dee Dee Artner


48. A system is only as effective as your level of commitment to it.

Audrey Moralez


49. Sometimes a step back or away from an idea, task or project brings even more perspective, insight and clarity.

Rasheed Ogunlaru


50. Repose is necessary to great efforts, and he who is never idle, labours in vain!

William Hazlitt


51. Forget what we became, what matters is what we’ve become, and our potentials to overcome.

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel


52. We must continually abide in the vine, so that we can keep bearing lasting fruits.

Lailah Gifty Akita


53. Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list – a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results.

Gary Keller


54. Laziness is when you accede to the misconception that work is unnecessary.

Innocent Mwatsikesimbe


55. You can only do what you can, and what doesn’t get done, just doesn’t get done.

Will Schwalbe


56. Give today the gifts of creativity and productivity, and it would reward you with a better tomorrow.

Edmond Mbiaka


57. The only way to do great work is to just do it!

Wali Zahid


58. You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.

Jerry West


59. When we simplify, we are attending to our minds. Clear minds lead to creativity, vision, health, and productivity.

Angela Lynne Craig


60. I like working among ‘creative clutter’. It gives me a sense of activity and achievement.

Fennel Hudson


61. Working hard doesn’t necessarily mean being productive, unless it is accompanied with an effective strategic plan of action.

Edmond Mbiaka


62. Activity never equaled productivity. Inspect every activity to ensure you are producing right.

Bidemi Mark-Mordi


63. You need to be doing fewer things for effect instead of doing more things with side effects

Gary Keller


64. Do you want to flourish in the garden of life? Life’s gardeners pluck the weeds and care only for the productive plants.

Bryant McGill


65. Today my goal is to be more productive than I was yesterday, and tomorrow more productive than today.

Noel DeJesus


66. Doing nothing can be as rewarding as doing something. And doing very little can be as productive, in a creative sense, as doing a lot.

Fennel Hudson


67. Creativity is key to productivity and prosperity.

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


68. It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.

Nathan W. Morris


69. The enchanted day is only enchanted if we ourselves believe that anything is possible.

Mark Donnelly


70. We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.

Laure Lacornette


71. Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis Of Assisi


72. Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.

Michael Jordan


73. There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

John F. Kennedy


74. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

Stephen Hawking


75. Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin


76. Happen to things, don’t let things happen to you.

Stephen Covey


77. Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker


78. Think of many things; do one.

Portuguese Proverb


79. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

Wayne Gretzky


80. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth


81. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.

Caterina Fake


82. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


83. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu


84. The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

Chinese Proverb


85. If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

David Allen


86. To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.

Eva Young


87. The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey


88. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers


89. If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

Samuel Butler


90. Never put off til tomorrow, what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain


91. The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.

Ken Blanchard


92. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu


93. There is nothing wrong with complaining about work; but do the work first and then the complaints will be all the more worthy to be heeded.



94. A worker without genius is better than a genius who won’t work.

Leopold Auer


95. How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.

Yvon Chouinard


96. You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.

Sammy Davis Jr


97. I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns


98. The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.

Thomas Sowell


99. Trying to do it all and expecting that it can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.

Sheryl Sandberg


100. If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on the one.

Jack Ma


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