52 Motivational Quotes For Productivity: Avoid Procrastination, Stay Focused, Get Inspired

September 8, 2019

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I love a good quote, especially when it comes to productivity.

Whenever I feel a hint of procrastination coming my way, I turn right to inspiring words that will shift my focus back to what actually needs my attention. 

And with a quote, I can easily dodge procrastination. 

Some days are harder than others, but most of the time reading one of these motivational quotes for productivity helps me stay on track and inspired. 

Hopefully, these quotes will increase your productivity, keep you focused and organized so you can take action and get on with your dreams. 



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52 Motivational Quotes For Productivity:


1. “Focus on being productive instead of being busy” Tim Ferriss

2. “The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.”― Henry David Thoreau

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

4.  “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” ― Albert Einstein

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

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

7. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade” ― Tony Robbins

8. “If you commit to giving more time than you have to spend, you will constantly be running from time debt collectors.” – Elizabeth Grace Saunders

9. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find a solution.” – Dee Dee Artner

10. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey


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11. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

12. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

13. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

14. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

15. “In a year from now, you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

16. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

17. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

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

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

20. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


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21. “What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.” – David Allen

22. “Time is non-refundable, use it with intention.” – Unknown

23. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay

24. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

25. “Why do anything unless it is going to be great?” – Peter Block

26. “You’ve gotta keep control of your time, and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” – Warren Buffet

27. “If you want to increase productivity, cut the timeline in half.” – Richie Norton

28. “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

29. “The key to productivity is to rotate your avoidance techniques.” – Shannon Wheeler

30. “Starve your distraction and feed your focus.” – Unknown

31. “You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.” – Seth Godin

32. “Start doing something, you’ll continue…why? Because motivation doesn’t cause action. Action causes motivation.” – Neil Pasricha

33. “Knowing and doing are entirely different things.” – Roy H. Williams

34. “If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting it off.” – Richard Miller

35. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey

36. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

37. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

38. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

39. ” You’re only as successful as you are prepared.” – Monika Kristofferson

40. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

41. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

42. “Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker


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43. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

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

45. “Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost.” – Usain Bolt

46. “Someday is not a day of the week.” – Janet Dailey

47. “Think of many things; do one.” – Portuguese Proverb

48. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

49. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

50. “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

51. “Be strategic about productivity. Do less exceptionally well, instead of doing more in an average way.” – Laurie Buchanan

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



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    1. Ashley says:

      These are wonderful quotes! I love keeping inspiring quotes around my office and even on my phone. They really help when procrastination or doubt creeps in.

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