50 Quotes About Productivity That Will Inspire You

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Need some motivation to get things done? Here are 50 quotes about productivity that will motivate you to do more. 💪

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

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

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

“Time management is about life management.” – Idowu Koyenikan

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

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

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” – Corita Kent

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

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

“Why do anything unless it is going to be great?” – Peter Block

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

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To convert a day is to produce a product.” – Sunday Adelaja

“A bad day with little progress is better than a great day with no progress.” – Millycent Mashele

“Being busy doesn’t mean being productive.” – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

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“Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” – William Shakespeare

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn

“A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Lord Chesterfield

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“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.” – Art Buchwald

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” – Baltasar Gracian

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

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

“A task is a burden only when it has not been tackled.” – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The worst thing you can do is face reality. The best thing you can do is create reality.” – Meir Ezra

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Theresa

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” – Coco Chanel

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu

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“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” – Bill Watterson

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope John Paul II

“Always evaluate and determine the product of your life.” – Sunday Adelaja

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” – William James

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“Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” – J.M. Barrie

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” – John Wooden

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Émile Zola

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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“When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo

“What worked yesterday doesn’t always work today.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Love turns work into rest.” – Teresa of Avila

“Anything is better than stagnation.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“Work like you don’t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. And love like you’ve never been hurt.” – Mark Twain

“My life will be the best illustration of all my work.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“He who moves not forward, goes backward.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketing director with a background in the publishing industry and a passion for all things related to books. She blogs about book marketing because she loves helping authors navigate the world of social media to discover new ways to promote and sell their books. If you're looking for something good to read, you can find Kelly's top picks here: www.kellyschuknecht.com/book-faves.

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