Funny quotes for more productivity

50 inspiring and funny quotes to boost your productivity

In the modern office environment it’s easy to feel like you’re always busy without getting anything done.

This sends your motivation levels crashing down, and before you know it you’re tired, anxious and struggling to figure out what is important.

Don’t let the situation get on top of you.

Get perspective and insight with these 50 funny, illuminating and inspiring productivity quotes:

  1. ‘The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.’ – Stephen Covey
  2. ‘It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?’- Henry Thoreau
  3. ‘Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.’ – Steve Jobs
  4. ‘If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.’ – Bruce Lee
  5. ‘Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.’ – John Randolph
  6. ‘Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.’ – Paul J. Meyer
  7. ‘Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.’ – Leo Babauta
  8. ‘Plans are nothing; planning is everything.’ – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. ‘The secret of getting ahead is getting started.’ – Mark Twain
  10. ‘Don’t confuse the urgent with the important.’ – Preston Ni
  11. ‘It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.’ – Nathan W. Morris
  12. ‘The true price of anything you do is the amount of time you exchange for it.’ – Henry Thoreau
  13. ‘Just do it!’ – Shia LeBeouf
  14. ‘Both good and bad days should end with productivity. You mood affairs should never influence your work.’ – Greg Evans
  15. ‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.’ – Walt Disney
  16. ‘Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.’ – Henry Ford
  17. ‘Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!’ – Tim Feriss
  18. ‘Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.’ – Peter Drucker
  19. ‘There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.’ – John F. Kennedy
  20. ‘Never mistake motion for action.’ – Ernest Hemingway
  21. ‘Reflect on what you do in a day. You may have never realized how some simple, harmless activities rob you of precious time.’ – Vivek Naik
  22. ‘Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.’ – Douglas R. Hofstadter
  23. ‘The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.’ – Jean-Baptiste Poqeulin (Moliere)
  24. ‘Start by doing what is necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.’ – Saint Francis of Assisi
  25. ‘If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.’ – Jack Ma
  26. ‘When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.’ – David Allen
  27. ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’ – Charles Darwin
  28. ‘The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.’ – Thomas Sowell
  29. ‘The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.’ – Tricia Cunningham
  30. ‘Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.’ – Paul Gauguin
  31. ‘You don’t get paid for the hour, you get paid for the value you bring to the hour.’ – Jim Rohn
  32. ‘Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!’ – Henry Ford
  33. ‘Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.’ – Thomas Carlyle
  34. ‘What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.’ – Susan Cain
  35. ‘Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.’ – Charles Richards
  36. ‘Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.’ – Lou Holtz
  37. ‘Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.’ – Dale Carnegie
  38. ‘A year from now you may wish you had started today.’ – Karen Lamb
  39. ‘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
  40. ‘If you want an easy job to seem mighty hard, just keep putting if off.’ – Richard Miller
  41. ‘Don’t worry about breaks every 20 minutes ruining your focus on a task. Contrary to what I might have guessed, taking regular breaks from mental tasks actually improves your creativity and productivity. Skipping breaks, on the other hand, leads to stress and fatigue.’ – Tom Rath
  42. ‘The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.’ – Norman Vincent Peale
  43. ‘Multitasking is a lie.’ – Gary Keller
  44. ‘Where your attention goes, your time goes.’ – Idowu Koyenika
  45. ‘You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it “done”.’ – David Allen
  46. ‘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
  47. ‘It’s not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.’ – Nathan W. Morris
  48. ‘If you end your day feeling like you got nothing done, it’s because you weren’t working: you were busy, not productive.’ Richie Norton
  49. ‘The smallest of action is better than the greatest of intentions.’ – Mohammed Imran Uddin Uddin
  50. ‘Productivity = Discipline + Planning + Quality.’ – Haresh Sippy

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