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Productivity is one of the main things that we all strive for, every single day. Being productive means being focused and completing all of the important tasks that you set out to do in a day.
When you’re productive, you ignore distractions and start projects early, not right at the last minute.
We could all hugely benefit from being productive and working towards our goals.
Here are my three main ways to improve productivity:
- Make a to-do list the night before.
- Clear your schedule to work at the time of day when you’re the most productive.
- Use tools to stop you from using social media (or even turn off your phone when you’re working).
When your productivity need a major pick-me-up, I find that these powerful quotes do the trick. I’ve gathered them here so that you can come back to them for help and motivation.
15 Quotes to Boost Your Productivity
“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.”
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare
to win, and expect to win.”
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
–Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Productivity is never an accident; it is the result of a commitment to
excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
-Paul j Meyer
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at
work worth doing.”
“Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there
every single night.”
“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
“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”
– Peter Drucker
“Starve your distraction and feed your focus.”
“You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King
“Don't confuse activity with productivity. Many people are simply busy being busy.”
“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.”
“It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about?”
-Henry David Thoreau
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”
– Tim Ferriss
“Don’t confuse the urgent with the important.”
– Preston Ni
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
“The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”
– Leo Rosten
“Both good and bad days should end with productivity. You mood affairs should never influence your work.”
– Greg Evans
“You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.”
– Les Brown
“Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you.”
– Henry J. Kaiser
That last quote says it all: productivity is all about self-motivation and working toward improvement.
So, the next time you’re feeling unproductive, remember that you can be your best self by working toward your goals every single day.
If you’re looking for a little more motivation to help you get to work, check out: