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If you struggle to be productive (and trust me, you’re not alone), you may be wondering what exactly it means to get things done.
To get things done means to check all or most of the items off of your to-do list every single day. It means that you set clear, focused goals, and work hard to achieve them.
It means that you understand how to prioritize your most important tasks and complete them before moving on less crucial tasks.
Motivation is the driving force behind people who are amazing at getting things done.
But, these highly motivated people also have three key characteristics that make them stand out from the crowd.
We can all work hard to get these characteristics and become incredibly motivated ourselves.
Characteristics Of People Who Get Things Done
The three main characteristics of people who get things done are:
- Being in the habit of setting clear goals for both the short term and the long term.
- Being determined to work hard to complete tasks that will get them closer to their goals.
- Being fearless and persistent when roadblocks get in the way of their ability to get things done.
I believe that we can all be super productive and great at getting things done, but sometimes it takes a lot of motivation to help us get there.
That’s why I’ve pulled together 15 fantastic motivational quotes and listed them here: to get you up on your feet and getting stuff done!
Here Are My Favorite Get Things Done Quotes:
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
– Tony Robbins
“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”
– Albert Einstein
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
– Sheryl Sandberg
“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, God-like, feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It’s something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple. This is what I believe, and I’m willing to die for it.”
“I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.”
– Nikki Giovanni
“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
– Diana Ross
“Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.”
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
– Dhirubhai Ambani
“It’s all about the work, … Nothing is going to fall into your lap. If you want to be a lawyer, see yourself as a lawyer, go to the library and start learning the law. If you want to be a rapper, start rapping and get out there. Live your life as if you already are where you want to be.”
“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.”
– Chinese proverb
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot
“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best, I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”
“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act.”
– André Malraux
Quote, number 15 is my absolute favorite:
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
– Oprah Winfrey.
It couldn’t get any more true than that. Time is precious, and you can’t spend it hesitating or worrying about the future.
So, set those goals, make a to-do list, and start checking those things off. You’ll be amazed at how more attainable your dreams become with just a bit of motivation!
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