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20 Motivational Quotes About Productivity

20 Motivational Quotes About Productivity To Swear by Daily
wrote this on August 5, 2013
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Happy Monday Everybody!

This week, we are taking a break from our regular productivity app hacks.  I wanted to share with you my favorite motivational quotes about productivity.

Personal Productivity is like a roller coaster ride; it has it’s ups and downs.  From time to time, we need to draw some inspiration.  

These little pearls of wisdom can teach you everything you need to know about the business of doing more, doing it better and faster.

Enjoy the ride!

Alan Kay motivational quote


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


Paul Meyer motivational quote


Thomas Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.”


Franz Kafka

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”


David Allen

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


Thomas J. Watson

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”


Nikola Tesla motivational quote


Benjamin Franklin

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” 


Stephan King

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


Bruce Lee

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


Douglas R. Hofstadter

“Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law”  


20 Motivational Quotes About Productivity on IQTELL

Pablo Picasso

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” 


Wayne Dyer motivational quotes


Sydney Smith

“Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.” 


Motivational quotes by Stephen Covey


Ernest Hemingway

“Never mistake motion for action.” 

Motivational quotes by Horace Greeley


Henry C. Link

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”

Motivational quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

If you’d like to share any motivational quotes about productivity, share them in the comments below, just make sure they’re good! ;)

Until next time…

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4 responses to “20 Motivational Quotes About Productivity”

  1. George says:

    “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” is actually an Alan Kay quote. And he did.

  2. TedCoine says:

    Haim, excellent collection. I’ve emailed this link to myself so I can refer back to a couple of these (of note is Ben Franklin’s. I’m not sure I’ve read that one before. I love that guy!)

    Here’s one I recommend to every leader I talk to, for her people at all levels of the org as well as for herself:

    Put more white space on your calendar. Give yourself time to think.

    You can quote me, though I hardly think that’s something I invented – just observed. Ori Brafman, in his outstanding new book “The Chaos Imperative,” has a whole section dedicated to this principle.

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