37 Quotes That Will Inspire Better Productivity


Quotes That Will Inspire Better Productivity


1. “Few ever lived to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising.” ~ John Todd

2. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” ~ David Allen

3. “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” ~ Jim Stovall

4. “Being lazy does not mean that you do not create. In fact, lying around doing nothing is an important, nay crucial, part of the creative process. It is meaningless bustle that actually gets in the way of productivity. All we are really saying is, give peace a chance.” ~ Tom Hodgkinson

5. “The noblest search is the search for excellence.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

6. “The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.” ~ Laurence Sterne

7. “There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” ~ C.J. Walker

8. “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

9. “A lot of the best work I’ve ever done started out as something completely different because I gave myself permission to have space around my time and expectations.” ~ Merlin Mann

10. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~ Thomas Watson

11.  “Think of many things; do one.” ~ Portuguese proverb

12. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.” ~ Nolan Bushnell

13. “You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” ~ Les Brown

14. “If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.” ~ Elizabeth Grace Saunders

15. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

16. “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” ~ Thomas Sowell

17. “Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” ~ Peter Drucker

18. “Stressing output is the key to improving to productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” ~ Andrew Grove

19. “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” ~ Thomas J. Watson

20. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

21. “It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” ~ Tony Robbins

22. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

23. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker

24. “The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.” ~ Timothy Ferriss

25. “Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation” ~ Brian Tracy

26. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” ~ Dennis Waitley

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

28. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom” ~ Aristotle

29. “Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

30. “You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance” ~ Lee Iacocca

31. “Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” ~ Caterina Fake

32. “Both good and bad days should end with productivity. You mood affairs should never influence your work.” ~ Greg Evans

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

34. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey

35. “We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” ~ Herb Kelleher

36. “Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” ~ Margaret Bonnano

37. “The only way around is through.” ~ Robert Frost



I hope you enjoyed these quotes about inspiring greater productivity in your life. Do you have a way to gain more productivity in your life.  Let us know what your favorite inspiring productivity quote is in the comments below.


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