62+ Best Productivity Quotes to Reach Your Best Life

Success and achievements are mostly related to time management. But one of the secrets of productivity for long-term success is understanding that you’ll always have the same amount of minutes, days, and hours to spare. So, time isn’t the thing to manage, your activities are. Inspirational productivity quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Productivity Quotes

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Henry C. Link

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

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 

Lost time is never found again. Benjamin Franklin

Productivity is the deliberate, strategic investment of your time, talent, intelligence, energy, resources, and opportunities in a manner calculated to move you measurably closer to meaningful goals. Dan S. Kennedy

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. Delmore Schwartz

Sameness leaves us in peace but it is contradiction that makes us productive. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. Warren Buffett

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

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

If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting if off. Richard Miller

If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one. Jack Ma

Work hard, have fun, and make history. Jeff Bezos

You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

I do not equate productivity to happiness. For most people, happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation. And you need both of those things. Tim Ferriss

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. Benjamin E. Mays

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

If you are interested in balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. Donald Trump

If you want something done, give it to a busy man. Preston Sturges

Both good and bad days should end with productivity. Your mood affairs should never influence your work. Greg Evans

The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, and productivity. You can be, too. Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

Focus on being productive instead of busy. Tim Ferriss

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

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

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

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

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.  Charles Richards

Time is not refundable; use it with intention

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. Oprah Winfrey

You don’t get paid for the hour, you get paid for the value you bring to the hour. Jim Rohn

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

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

The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau

 If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

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

There is never enough time to do it right, but there is always enough time to do it over. John W. Bergman

Soon is not as good as now. Seth Godin

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

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

You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment. Seth Godin

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

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. Peter Drucker

Life’s gardeners pluck the weeds and care only for the productive plants. Bryant McGill

Where your attention goes, your time goes Idowu Koyenikan

All our productivity, leverage, and insight comes from being part of a community, not apart from it. The goal, I think, is to figure out how to become more dependent, not less. Seth Godin

Time management is about life management. İdowu Koyenikan

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

 You can do anything, but not everything. David Allen

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.  Alexander Graham Bell

Think of many things; do one. Portuguese proverb

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. Mark Twain

 I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was ‘productive.’ Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted Gretchen Rubin

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.  Dale Carnegie

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

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.  David Allen

 There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.  Earl Nightingale