102+ Best Productivity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational productivity quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Productivity Quotes

Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. – Michael Jordan

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. – Benjamin Franklin

Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi

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

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

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

When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

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

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

Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools… but they must be kept to a minimum. – Jeffrey Immelt

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. – Franz Kafka

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

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing – George Bernard Shaw

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

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. – Franz Kafka

Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. – Caterina Fake

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffett

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Follow effective actions with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker

Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else. – Peter Drucker

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. – Napoleon Hill

Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. – Paul J. Meyer

Whoever has tasted the breath of morning knows that the most invigorating and most delightful hours of then day are commonly spent in bed; though it is the evident intention of nature that we should enjoy and profit by them. – Robert Southey

Productivity is driven at the enterprise level. Better wages, better performing workplaces, are driven at the workplace level. – Bill Shorten

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas Edison

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. – Margaret Bonnano

Action is the foundational key to all success. – Picasso

Connectivity is productivity whether it’s in a modern office or an underdeveloped village. – Iqbal Quadir

The perfect is the enemy of the good. – Voltaire

Life is too complicated not to be orderly. – Martha Stewart

The only way around is through. – Robert Frost

It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know. – Tony Robbins

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. – Franz Kafka

Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more. – Henry Ford

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

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."–Theodore Roosevelt

Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well. – Margaret J. Wheatley

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

Individual income can grow only as fast as productivity rises. – Alex Berenson

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

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

It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know. – Tony Robbins

Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity. – W. Edwards Deming

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

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. – Bill O’ Reilly

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade! – Tony Robbins

Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more. – Henry Ford

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

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. – David Allen

It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one think is the most difficult. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. – Tony Robbins

Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite. – Paul Gauguin

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

I would have it inscribed on the curtains of your bed and the walls of your chamber: “If you do not rise early you can make progress in nothing. – William Pitt Chatham

There is no substitute for hard work. – Thomas A. Edison

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom – Aristotle

Progress occurs where truths are questioned. – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. – David Allen

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

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

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. – Benjamin Franklin

I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donal Trump

Create with the heart; build with the mind. – Criss Jami

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

Don’t allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today, he steals tomorrow from you. – H. Croccoquill

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey

The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization. – Ken Blanchard

Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed – Peter Drucker

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. – Tom Peters

Focus on being productive instead of busy. – Tim Ferriss

Productivity growth is the only possible way to achieve prosperity. – Mario Draghi

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

Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence. – Alan Watts

The cynic says, “One man can’t do anything". I say, “Only one man can do anything. – John W. Gardner

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks. – Warren Buffett

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction. – John F. Kennedy

He that rises late must trot all day – Benjamin Franklin

Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance. – J. R. D. Tata

Productivity is less about what you do with your time. And more about how you run your mind. – Robin Sharma

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions – John Randolph

You will boost your productivity with active exercise. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Forget what we became, what matters is what we’ve become, and our potentials to overcome. – Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. – Benjamin Franklin

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own. – Bruce Lee

There’s usually more than one way to complete a task. I will not stay stuck in my ways. I will remain motivated and open minded. – Izey Victoria Odiase

Efficiency is doing better what is already being done. – Peter Drucker

Work gives you meaning, and purpose and life is empty without it – Stephen Hawking

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. – Oprah Winfrey

Productivity is a relative matter. And it’s really insignificant: What is ultimately important is a writer’s strongest books. – Joyce Carol Oates

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

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

How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? – William Shakespeare

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

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