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Top 30 Quotes on Productivity.

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We all have the same time, the poor or the rich, same 24 hours but what determines how successful we all become is the way we maximize our time. Productivity is how we efficiently use our time to maximize output. In his book, Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity, Author Charles Duhigg writes:

“Productivity is about recognizing choices that other people often overlook. It’s about making certain decisions in certain ways. The way we choose to see our own lives; the stories we tell ourselves, and the goals we push ourselves to spell out in detail; the culture we establish among teammates; the ways we frame our choices and manage the information in our lives. Productive people and companies force themselves to make choices most other people are content to ignore. Productivity emerges when people push themselves to think differently.”

Here are 30 great quotes on productivity:

  • “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta
  • “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin E. Mays
  • “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey
  • “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer
  •  “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell
  •  “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — Stephen King
  • “You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen
  • “To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  • “Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker
  • “Productivity isn’t about being a workhorse, keeping busy or burning the midnight oil… . It’s more about priorities, planning, and fiercely protecting your time.” – Margarita Tartakovsky
  • “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  • Time isn’t a commodity, something you pass around like a cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they’re really asking for a chunk of your life.” ~Antoinette Bosco
  • “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein
  • “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney
  • “It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” -Nathan W. Morris
  • “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” -Bruce Lee
  •  “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” -John F. Kennedy
  • “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” -Thomas Edison
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr​.
  • “Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.”– Alan Watts
  • “The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”– Leo Rosten
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -Jim Rohn
  • “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis Of Assisi
  • “The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.” – Mitch Kapor
  • “Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing. Doing things won’t create your success; doing the right things will” – Jeff Olson
  • “Either you run the day or the day runs you” — Alice Glyn
  • “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.” – Jerry West
  • “When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.” Menachem Mendel Schneerson

All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

Lanre is a Digital Strategy Specialist with 8+ years experience in System Administration, Cloud Computing, and Digital Marketing. He is an avid reader, marathon runner(10+), lifelong learner, and loves blogging about self-improvement and personal re-invention. Contact E-mail: lanre.dahunsi@gmail.com

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