60 Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency

Most productive people have things in common. They analyze, strategize, and focus on one task and get it done before they move on to the next one. The same traits as those productive people are needed to achieve a significant result in anything you do. May these quotes about productivity give you insight into how to bring out the best in you.

Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency
1. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

2. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the way out is through.” – David Allen

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

4. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.” – Dee Dee Artner

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

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

7. “People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the change to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.” – Frank Sinatra

8. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” – Tony Robbins

9. “It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.” – Michael Grant
Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency
10. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

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

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

13. “Don't worry about breaks every twenty 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

14. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency
15. “Where your attention goes, your time goes.” – Idowu Koyenikan

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

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

18. “Stressing output is the key to improving to productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” – Andrew Grove

19. “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” – Charles Caleb Colton
Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency
20. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

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

22. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay

23. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy

24. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
Productivity quotes that'll help improve your efficiency
25. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

26. “Consider everything an experiment.” – Corita Kent

27. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page

28. “If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.” – Zig Ziglar

29. “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

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

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31. “You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it done.” – David Allen

32. “Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.” – Coco Chanel

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

34. “You cannot eat every tadpole and frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one, and that will be enough, at least for the time being.” – Brian Tracy

35. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” – Colin Powell

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

37. “Find a place you trust and then try trusting it for a while.” – Corita Kent

38. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.” – Leonardo da Vinci

39. “Luck is not chance, it’s toil; Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” – Emily Dickinson

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

41. “You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else. Nature is neutral. Nature doesn't care. If you do what other successful people do, you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do. And if you don't, you won't.” – Brian Tracy

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

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

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

45. “Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the twenty four hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” – Eric Thomas

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

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

48. “You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool your own mind.” – David Allen

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

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

51. “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

52. “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

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

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

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

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

57. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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