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Staying motivated and productive can be challenging in today's fast-paced and demanding world. But fear not, as we have compiled a collection of the most inspiring and effective quotes to help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. Whether you're a student, an entrepreneur, or just someone looking to boost their productivity, these quotes will help you stay on track and achieve your full potential. So let's dive in and discover the power of motivation with these great quotes!

95 Compelling Motivational Quotes for Productivity

  1. “Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.” ~ Bruce Lee
  1. “Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.” ~ Coco Chanel
  1. “Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  1. “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” ~ Peter Drucker
  1. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” ~ Coco Chanel
  1. “Cell phones, mobile e-mail, and all the other cool and slick gadgets can cause massive losses in our creative output and overall productivity.” ~ Robin Sharma
  1. “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
  1. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ~ David Allen
  1. “It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.” ~ Nathan W. Morris
  1. “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
  1. “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed” ~ Peter Drucker
  1. “The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything”. I say, “Only one man can do anything.” ~ John W. Gardner
  1. “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” ~ Tony Robbins
  1. “He that rises late must trot all day” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” ~ Thomas Edison
  1. “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  1. “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.” ~ Robin Sharma
  1. “Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure.” ~ Caleb C. Colton
  1. “Life is too complicated not to be orderly.” ~ Martha Stewart
  1. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  1. ”Focus on being productive instead of busy.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  1. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  1. “You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it.
  1. It’s called perseverance” ~ Lee Iacocca
  1. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker
  1. “Don’t confuse the urgent with the important.” ~ Preston Ni
  1. “It’s fine to decide not to decide about something. You just need a decide-not-to-decide system to get it off your mind.” ~ David Allen
  1. “If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting if off.” ~ Richard Miller
  1. “In a society that judges self-worth on productivity, it’s no wonder we fall prey to the misconception that the more we do, the more we’re worth” ~ Ellen Sue Stern
  1. “There’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.” ~ Shia LaBeouf
  1. “The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.” ~ Genghis Khan
  1. “Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggle develops your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
  1. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  1. “To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.” ~ Corita Kent
  1. “It is not enough to be busy…. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  1. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  1. “Long-range planning works best in the short term.” ~ Doug Evelyn
  1. “Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both productivity and creativity.” ~ Gretchen Rubin
  1. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” ~ William James
  1. “Both good and bad days should end with productivity. You mood affairs should never influence your work.” ~ Greg Evans
  1. “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” ~ Herb Kelleher
  1. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  1. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” ~ Warren Buffett
  1. “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” ~ Peter Drucker
  1. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King
  1. “A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.” ~ Mary Garden
  1. “You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.” ~ Seth Godin
  1. “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” ~  Napoleon Bonaparte
  1. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to the other with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill
  1. “Lost time is never found again.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Life’s gardeners pluck the weeds and care only for the productive plants.” ~ Bryant McGill
  1. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ~ Bruce Lee
  1. “The more you eliminate the inefficient use of information, the better it is for productivity.” ~ Mitch Kapor
  2. “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
  1. “You don’t get paid for the hour; you get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” ~ Jim Rohn
  1. “If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  1. “Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions” ~ John Randolph
  1. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” ~ John Wayne
  1. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  1. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior” ~ Henry C Link
  1. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” ~ Sam Levenson
  1. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  1. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” ~ Paul J. Meyer
  1. “Great acts are made up of small deeds.” ~ Lao Tzu
  1. “Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “All our productivity, leverage, and insight come from being part of a community, not apart from it.
  1. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less.” ~ Seth Godin
  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~ Walt Disney
  1. “Fall seven times, Stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb
  1. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” ~ Tom Peters
  1. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” ~ Bruce Lee
  1. “When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.” ~ David Allen
  1. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” ~ Michael Jordan
  1. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  1. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes in a day.” ~ Denis Waitley
  1. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost
  1. “If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.” ~ Donald Trump
  1. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Sameness leaves us in peace but it is contradiction that makes us productive.” ~ Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” ~ Franz Kafka
  1. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  1. “To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  1. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
  1. “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  1. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  1. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  1. “Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” ~ Paul Gauguin
  1. “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
  1. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Henry Ford
  1. “Think of many things; do one.” ~ Portuguese proverb
  1. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” ~ Leo Babauta
  1. “The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  1. “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” ~ Thomas J. Watson
  1. “One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make those moments of procrastination more useful when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.” ~ Joshua Foer

Key takeaways

And there you have it, folks! This a compilation of some of the most inspiring and effective quotes to help you stay motivated and productive. These quotes are not just words on paper, but powerful tools to help you achieve your goals and unleash your true potential.

Remember, motivation is key to productivity, and by harnessing the power of these quotes, you can push through even the toughest challenges and accomplish great things. So go ahead, take these quotes to heart, and let them inspire you to greatness. With hard work, determination, and a little bit of motivation, the sky's the limit!

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