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Productivity Quotes That Will Make You More Effective

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Productivity Quotes That Will Make You More Effective
Productivity quotes are all over the internet. I always like tips that give insight into someone’s success. But they need to be actionable too. Reading random productivity quotes from a bunch of…

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Paul J. Meyer

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

Paul J. Meyer

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Frank Sinatra

“Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.”

Frank Sinatra

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Bruce Lee

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

Bruce Lee

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Tony Robbins

“It’s not knowing what to do; it’s doing what you know.”

Tony Robbins

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Oprah Winfrey

“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

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Coco Chanel

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

Coco Chanel

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Thomas Sowell

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

Thomas Sowell

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Peter Drucker

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

Peter Drucker

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Leo Babauta

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: identify the essential, eliminate the rest.”

Leo Babauta

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David Allen

“You can do anything, but not everything.”

David Allen

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Seth Godin

“You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.”

Seth Godin

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Ernest Hemingway

“Never mistake motion for action.”

Ernest Hemingway

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Pablo Picasso

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Pablo Picasso

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Stephen King

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

Stephen King

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Martha Stewart

“Life is too complicated not to be orderly.”

Martha Stewart

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David Allen

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

David Allen

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Nathan W. Morris

“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.”

Nathan W. Morris

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Steve Jobs

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs

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Plato

“All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.”

Plato

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Warren Buffett

“It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.”

Warren Buffett

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Zig Ziglar

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last long. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Zig Ziglar

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Theodore Roosevelt

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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Stephen Hawking

“Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.”

Stephen Hawking

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Brian Tracy

“Time management is not a peripheral activity or skill. It is the core skill upon which everything else in life depends.”

Brian Tracy

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Henry David Thoreau

“The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.”

Henry David Thoreau

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Arthur Schopenhauer

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Stephen Covey

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

Stephen Covey

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Benjamin Franklin

“Drive thy business or it will drive thee.”

Benjamin Franklin

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Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Albert Einstein

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Henry Ford

“Nothing is particularly hard when you divide it into small jobs.”

Henry Ford

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Alexander Graham Bell

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

Alexander Graham Bell

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Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

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Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

Muhammad Ali

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Michael Jordan

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

Michael Jordan

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Tim Ferriss

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

Tim Ferriss

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Seth Godin

"Soon is not as good as now.”

Seth Godin

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

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If you’re feeling guilty about your lack of “productivity”, then you’re not going to be truly productive at all.