25 Most Inspiring Quotes on Productivity By Successful People.


You know what you want in your life and also what needs to be done to get there. But your are not there yet because procrastination often sets in your mind and actions . Now you subconsciously press the Esc key to avoid your goals in life. And so you escape to a video game or a movie or WhatsApp or simply by doing easier and less important tasks. Me, too! Been there, done that. You know distractions are dime a dozen.

Well, today I won’t be sharing any tips that helped me to minimize my own procrastination. Instead I’d like to offer 25 quotes on productivity by successful people that I find most inspiring.

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

2) “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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) “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
7) “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus” ― Alexander Graham Bell
8) “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” ― Tom Peters
9) “The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
10) “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ― Stephen Covey
11) “Work is a process, and any process needs to be controlled. To make work productive, therefore, requires building the appropriate controls into the process of work.” ― Peter F. Drucker, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
12) “Multitasking is a lie.” ― Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
13) “…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, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
14) “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” ― Paul J. Meyer
15) “I’m not afraid of turning 80 and I have lots of things to do. I don’t have time for dying.” — Ingvar Kamprad
16) “Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.” — Mary Kay Ash
17) “Strategically, a major function of the CEO is to look for bad news and encourage the organization to respond to it. Employees must be encouraged to share bad news as much as good news.” — Bill Gates
18) “There is little difference in people but that little difference makes big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” — W. Clement Stone
19) “If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” — Donald Trump
20) “Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes; the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand. The Irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” — Henry Ford
21) “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.” — Henry Ross Perot
22) “Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently.” — James Cash Penny
23) “Work hard, have fun and make history.” — Jeff Bezos
24) “If there are nine rabbits on the ground , if you want to catch one , just focus on one.” — Jack Ma
25) “Screw it, let’s do it.” — Richard Branson

Originally published at blog.notesmartly.com on December 11, 2014.

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