productivity-quotes

As the productivity queen that I am, I couldn’t not write a post about productivity quotes.

I promise you, productivity is not a swear word, and if you learn to do it the right way, you’ll be able to save yourself so much time, find a better work-life balance, and improve your overall life.

I decided to do a round-up of the best productivity quotes out there, shared from successful people of all different backgrounds and experiences, so you can truly feel inspired and motivated to get things done.

Feel free to write down your favourite ones and put them in a place where you can always see them boost your motivation daily.

 

 

 

50 productivity quotes for motivation and success

 

 

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

 

2. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso

 

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

 

4. “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

 

5. “Don’t worry about breaks every 20 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

 

6. “What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 per cent.” -Susan Cain

 

7. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King

 

8. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes in a day.” -Denis Waitley

 

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

 

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

 

11. “Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.” – Robin Sharma

 

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

 

13. “Multitasking is a lie” – Gary Keller

 

14. “Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both productivity and creativity.” – Gretchen Rubin

 

15. “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, and carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” – Denis Waitley

 

16. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

 

17. “Nothing is particularly hard when you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford

 

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

 

19. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain

 

20. “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” – Robert Allen

 

21. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

22. “Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy

 

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

 

24. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

 

25. “You don’t need more time in your day. You need to decide.” – Seth Godin

 

26. “Consistency of performance is essential. You don’t have to be exceptional every week but as a minimum you need to be at a level that even on a bad day you get points on the board.” – Sean Dyche

 

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

 

28. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” -Norman Vincent Peale

 

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

 

30. “Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” ― Eric Thomas

 

31. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find a solution.” ― Dee Dee Artner

 

32. “Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks—cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.” ― David Allen

 

33. “Anything we do that has no clarity within us, or that is not particularly fulfilling, becomes another box to tick; another “should, have to, must” of life. In this day and age, who needs a longer to-do list?” ― Aline Ra M

 

34. “Excuses and productivity repel each other.” ― Janna Cachola

 

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

 

36. “Make each day your masterpiece.”– John Wooden

 

37. “Position yourself to succeed by doing the other things in your life that rejuvenate you. Exhaustion affects your quality and productivity.”– Jeff VanderMeer

 

38. “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.”– Jerry West

 

39. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”– Amelia Earhart

 

40. “Everyday that I procrastinate, every day that I sit stagnant in fear, every day that I fail to better myself, someone else out there with the same goals and dreams as me is doing the exact opposite.”– Noel DeJesus

 

41. “Someday is not a day of the week.”– Janet Dailey

 

42. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

 

43. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Lorimer

 

44. “Your daily choices and actions should be rational and productive.”– Sunday Adelaja

 

45. “Good well-being promotes good productivity.”– Lailah Gifty Akita

 

46. “Being busy is a form of laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” -Tim Ferriss

 

47. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” -Abraham Lincoln

 

48. “Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation.” -Brian Tracy 

 

49. “Happen to things, don’t let things happen to you.” -Stephen Covey 

 

50. “Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.” -Hal Elrod 

 

 

Related articles

 

 

Final thoughts of 50 productivity quotes for motivation and success

 

I hope these quotes will inspire you and motivate you. You are meant for greatness, and no matter what your goals are, if you work hard for them, you’re intentional and disciplined, you will achieve them and see the results you desire. Let me know in the comments which one was your favourite productivity quote!

 

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Hey there!

I’m Benedetta, a solopreneur very passionate about planning and organizing. In this blog, I share tips to help you improve your planning and productivity skills, organize your life and business, and get back time in your life to do more of what you love!

Boost your productivity and change your life with The Ultimate Productivity Guide! Download below!

Download My Content Calendar!