126 Quotes About Productivity to Keep You Motivated at Work and Life

Quotes About Productivity

Are you looking for interesting quotes to boost your productivity?

Here’s the list of powerful productivity quotes to keep you inspired at work and life.

Interesting Quotes for Productivity

1. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” – Thomas J. Peters

2.“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

3.“Both good and bad days should end with productivity. Your mood affairs should never influence your work.” – Greg Evans

 4.“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

5.“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

6.“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

7.“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

8.“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

9.“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

10.“Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.” – Delmore Schwartz

11.“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 Buffett

12.“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

 13.“If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.” – Jack Ma

14.“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

15.“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin E. Mays

16.“If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” – Donald Trump

17.“When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

18.“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” -Tim Ferriss

 19.“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

20. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” – Peter Drucker

21.“Time is not refundable; use it with intention.” – Unknown

22.“You don’t get paid for the hour; you get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” – Jim Rohn

23. “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.” – Robin Sharma

 24.“If we all did the things, we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

25.“There is never enough time to do it right, but there is always enough time to do it over.” – John W. Bergman

26.“You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.” – Seth Godin

27.“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

28.“Where your attention goes, your time goes” – Idowu Koyenikan

 29.“Time management is about life management.” -Idowu Koyenikan

 30.“You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

31.“Think of many things; do one.” ~ Portuguese proverb

 32.“I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time – but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was ‘productive.’ Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted.” – Gretchen Rubin

33.“Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake

 34.“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

35.“Never mistake motion for action.” – Ernest Hemingway

36.“Multitasking is a lie” – Gary Keller

37.“The key to productivity is to rotate your avoidance techniques.” – Shannon Wheeler

38.“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” – Henry C. Link

39.“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.” – Susan Cain 

40. “Productivity is the deliberate, strategic investment of your time, talent, intelligence, energy, resources, and opportunities in a manner calculated to move you measurably closer to meaningful goals.” – Dan S. Kennedy

41. “Sameness leaves us in peace but it is contradiction that makes us productive.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

42.“Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both productivity and creativity.” – Gretchen Rubin

43. “Knowledge is the source of wealth. Applied to tasks we already know, it becomes productivity. Applied to tasks that are new, it becomes innovation.” – Peter Drucker

44.“If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting if off.” – Richard Miller

45.“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, and carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” – Denis Waitley

46.“Work hard, have fun, and make history.” – Jeff Bezos

47.“Don’t worry about breaks every 20 minutes ruining your focus on a task. Contrary to what I might have guessed, taking regular breaks from mental tasks actually improves your creativity and productivity. Skipping breaks, on the other hand, leads to stress and fatigue.” – Tom Rath

48.“I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things.” – Tim Ferriss

 49.“Creativity isn’t about wild talent as much as it’s about productivity. To find new ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t. It’s a pure numbers game.” – Robert Sutton

 50.“Productivity growth, however it occurs, has a disruptive side to it. In the short term, most things that contribute to productivity growth are very painful.” – Janet Yellen

51.“If you want something done, give it to a busy man.” – Preston Sturges

52. “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, and productivity. You can be, too.” – Norman Vincent Peale

53.“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell

54.“The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost

 55.“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

56. “Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.” – Henry Ford

57.“It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” – Nathan W. Morris

58.“You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” – Les Brown

59. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

60.“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” – Charles Richards

61.“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

62.“The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

63.“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

64.“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.” – Benjamin Franklin

 65.“Nothing is particularly hard when you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

66.“Soon is not as good as now.” – Seth Godin

 67.“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan 

68.“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” – Paul Gauguin

69. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King

70.“Life’s gardeners pluck the weeds and care only for the productive plants.” – Bryant McGill

71. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

72. “All our productivity, leverage, and insight come from being part of a community, not apart from it. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less.” – Seth Godin

 73.“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

74. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

75.“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

76.“Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

 77.“Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” – Robert Allen

78.“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

 79.“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

80.“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus” ― Alexander Graham Bell

81.“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

82.“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

83.“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucke

84.“Plans are nothing, planning is everything.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower 

85.“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell

86.“Successful people are simply those with successful habits”. – Brian Tracy

87.“The key is to not prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

88.“What gets measured gets managed.” – Peter Drucker

89.“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” – Stephen hawking

90.“Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

91.“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage worth ethic.” – Stephen Hogan

92.“You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide.” – Seth Godin

93.“Fall in love with the process, and the results will come.” – Eric Thomas

94.“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

95.“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” – David Allen

96.“Don’t expect to find you’re doing everything right — the truth often hurts. The goal is to find your inefficiencies in order to eliminate them and to find your strengths so you can multiply them.” – Tim Ferriss

97.“Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation.” – Brian Tracy

98.“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

99.“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do.” – Confucius

100.“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Goethe

101.“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

102.“Consistency of performance is essential. You don’t have to be exceptional every week but as a minimum you need to be at a level that even on a bad day you get points on the board.” – Sean Dyche

103.“Productivity is not about getting everything done, rather it is about getting things done effectively” – Brianna Gray

104.“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.” ― Jerry West

105.“It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ― Henry David Thoreau

106.“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire

107.“Every day that I procrastinate, every day that I sit stagnant in fear, every day that I fail to better myself, someone else out there with the same goals and dreams as me is doing the exact opposite.”  ― Noel DeJesus

108.“Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks—cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.”  ― David Allen

109.“If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.” – Elizabeth Grace Saunders

110.“There is no waste in the world that equals the waste from needless, ill-directed, and ineffective motions.” – Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.

111.“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

112.“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell them, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

113.“Consider everything an experiment.” ― Corita Kent

114.“Create with the heart; build with the mind.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

115.“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” ― Leo Babauta

116.”Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

117.“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”  Albert Einstein

118.“Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people. – Julia Gillard

119.“Understanding your employee’s perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. – Kathryn Minshew

120.“Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.” – James Sinegal

121.“Don’t interpret anything too much. This is time waster number 1.” – Dee Dee Artner

122.“To be fruitful and productive is to invest in time.” – Sunday Adelaja

123.“Plans are only as good as the actions behind them.” – Todd Stocker

124.“The happier you are, the more productive you will become.” – Chris Bailey

125.“Sometimes, getting it done is better than perfect.” – Anonymous

126.“Don’t measure your productivity by the hours, but by the results.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

2 thoughts on “126 Quotes About Productivity to Keep You Motivated at Work and Life

  1. These are great quotes and just the motivation I need right now. Thanks for sharing!

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