50 quotes which will trigger productivity


We are all looking to be really productive on the job. We want to be the best that we can be, get ahead of others and achieve big dreams and goals in life.

It is normal to run out of motivation and that is when we begin to look for inspiration in the world and works of great people. To solve this problem, we bring to you quotes from people who have gotten it right. These quotes are bound to trigger productivity and better output at any time:

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  1. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” -Stephen King
  2. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you will never get it done.” – Bruce Lee
  3. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “To find the best in you, you need to go through the rest in you.”
  5. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay
  6. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babuata
  7. “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” – David Allen
  8. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  9. “To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way.” – Corita Kent
  10. “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” – Corita Kent
  11. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.” – Dee Dee Artner
  12. “Don’t interpret anything too much. This is time waster number one.” – Dee Dee Artner
  13. “ is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the way out is through.”
  14. “Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desk—cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.” – David Allen
  15. “When all things seem to fail, stand on your inner strength, shovel today’s challenge for your tomorrow’s freedom.” –Aniekee Tochukwu
  16. “Progress belongs to the Askers; the smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.” –Aniekee Tochukwu
  17. “Secret to productivity is single tasking: focus only one task at hand. And don’t start another till that one is completely done.”
  18. “Reflect on what you do in a day. You may have never realised how some simple harmless activities rob you of precious time.” – Vivek Naik
  19. “It is with a productive mentality that people change their lives for the better, in ways profound.”
  20. “The elegance under pressure is the result of fearlessness.” – Ashish Patel
  21. “When efforts that are wisely executed, the situation and condition do not affect the performance.” – Ashish Patel
  22. “Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” – Lee Iacocca
  23. “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St Francis of Assisi
  24. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –Walt Disney
  25. “Discussion is an exchange of knowledge and an argument an exchange of ignorance.”
  26. “Maintain your car, home, and other personal belongings you rely on.”
  27. “Luck is not chance, it’s toil; Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” –Emily Dickinson
  28. “Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.” –Stephen Hawking
  29. “Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” –Colin Powell
  30. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.” –Leonardo da Vinci
  31. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” –Zig Ziglar
  32. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill
  33. “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” -Mark Twain
  34. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci
  35. “Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” –John D. Rockefeller
  36. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” –Muhammad Ali
  37. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  38. “Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  39. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.” –Zig Ziglar
  40. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan
  41. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” –Franz Kafka
  42. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” –Pablo Picasso
  43. “To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” –Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
  44. “Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.” –Henry Ford
  45. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” –Peter F. Drucker
  46. “It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” –Henry David Thoreau
  47. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel
  48. “The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” –Stephen Covey
  49. “He that rises late must trot all day.” –Benjamin Franklin
  50. “Efficiency is doing better what’s already being done.” –Peter F. Drucker

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