20 FAV quotes on being productive

To help get you through this Friday, here is some solid advice on getting ‘er done….

  • Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own. – Bruce Lee
  • Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • Think of many things; do one. – Portuguese proverb
  • If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do. – Samuel Butler
  • Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation. – Brian Tracy
  • Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks—cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion. – David Allen
  • Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. – Oprah Winfrey
  • The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become. – Brian Tracy
  • If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes. – Henry Ross Perot

Observations about being productive:

  • In the end, you are measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplished. – Donald Trump
  • Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer
  • If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee
  • Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. – Stephen King
  • In trying to find who you are, be less destructive and more constructive. Look at art or whatever your passion is and be productive. – Nirrimi Joy Hakanson
  • It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. – Henry Ford
  • Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. – Leo Babauta
  • The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their Blackberry over dinner is not the measure of productivity. – Timothy Ferris
  • Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make. – Corita Kent
  • The enchanted day is only enchanted if we ourselves believe that anything is possible. – Mark O’Brien


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