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54 Productivity Quotes To Help You Waste Less Time And Become Super Efficient

These productivity quotes will serve as great inspiration if you’re one of those people who are wanting to be more productive, but just can’t seem to find the motivation.

You have a million things on your plate and don’t know where to start. You’re trying so hard, but no matter what you do, it’s never enough.

How many times have you found yourself spending hours on a task that only takes minutes? Have you ever felt like your work is never done and that the more time you spend, the less productive you get?

There’s a lot of productivity advice out there, but it can be hard to find the motivation and inspiration for making changes.

We hope today’s productivity quotes can help motivate and inspire you to become more efficient with your time so that you can reach greater success in all that you’re trying to accomplish. 

Best Productivity Quotes To Get You Going

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferris

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

“Always deliver more than expected.” Larry Page

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”

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

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

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Do something instead of killing time because time is killing you.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela

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

“Good things happen when you set your priorities straight.” – Scott Caan

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

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

productivity quotes for work

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King

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

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

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ash

“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

“Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute.”

“Happiness inspires productivity.” – Shawn Achor

“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.” – Eric Thomas

Leadership and Productivity Quotes

“Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John D. Rockefeller

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

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“Productivity growth, however it occurs, has a disruptive side to it. In the short term, most things that contribute to productivity growth are very painful.” – Janet Yellen

“Teams are more innovative, effective and productive when everyone contributes, so it’s critical to ensure that each individual plays a well-defined role.”

“Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better.” – Simon Sinek

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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

work from home productivity quotes

“Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.” – Coco Chanel

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument is an exchange of ignorance.” – Robert Quillen

“Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned.” – Emily Dickinson

“When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results.” – Warren Buffet

“The common goal of leaders is to increase the value and productivity of people. Leaders inspire others to do better than they would have done when not inspired.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“There is a continuum that runs from character to productivity. Who you are and what you believe make a difference to those who look to you for leadership. The values you live will reach the bottom line of your company.” – Walter Wright

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

Work From Home Productivity Quotes

“Successfully working from home is a skill. Just like programming, designing, or writing, it takes time and commitment to develop that skill.” – Alex Turnbull

“Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50%.” – Susan Cain

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” – Pablo Picasso

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

“The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost

“There are two boundaries I think that need to be set when it comes to working from home: one is our time. And one is the expectation that we’re always available.” – Laura Lee Creative

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

“You have to balance your passions, not your time.” – Lisa Sugar

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

“Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self care.” – Emma Scheib

“Work life balance is not just a buzzy, self-help term that real business people laugh at. You need it.” – Stephanie Ruhle

“A worker without genius is better than a genius who won’t work.” – Leopold Auer

“If you are not limited by a specific office location, you can look anywhere in the country or anywhere on the globe.” – Nicole McCabe

Which Productivity Quotes Were Your Favorite?

You have the power to make your own life more productive and efficient. Start by setting small, achievable goals for yourself that you can then build on from there.

Once you’ve reached a few of those goals, set even higher ones until you find yourself at the level of productivity or efficiency that makes sense for who you are, how you like to work best and what you’re looking to accomplish.

What is one goal in particular where being super-efficient with time has helped out?

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