20 Productivity Quotes to Get Things Done

The DeskTime blog covers a lot of information about productivity and how to work smart. But sometimes, all you need is a little inspiration from the pros to kick it into high gear and get things done.

So learn some lessons and get motivated with these quotes about productivity from wildly successful people.   

  1.  “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
     – Walt Disney
  1. “Trying to do it all and expecting that it can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.”
    – Sheryl Sandberg
  1. “When you’re high on inspiration, you can get two weeks worth of work done in twenty-four hours.”
    – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, ReWork
  1. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
    – Henry Ford
  1. “Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people is everything – for better or for worse.”
    – Simon Sinek
  1. “How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”
    – Yvon Chouinard
  1. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
    – Thomas Edison
  1. “Do the best until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
    – Maya Angelou
  1. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
    – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  1. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
    – Pablo Picasso
  1. “Doing less is not being lazy. Don’t give in to a culture that values personal sacrifice over personal productivity.”
    – Tim Ferriss
  1. “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”
    – Henry Ford
  1. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
    – Karen Lamb
  1. “Nothing is less productive than to make efficient what should not be done at all.”
    – Peter Drucker
  1. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
    – Alexander Graham Bell
  1. “Never mistake motion for action.”
    – Ernest Hemingway
  1. “What I lack in talent, I make up for my willingness to grind it out. That’s the secret of my life.”
    – Guy Kawasaki
  1. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
    – Oprah Winfrey
  1. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
    – Winston Churchill
  1. Luck is not chance, it’s toil; Fortune’s expensive smile is earned.”
    – Emily Dickinson

What’s the one quote that motivates you to be productive? Share it in the comments!

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