productivity Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about productivity
“The atmosphere was heady. One could find a party with relative ease on any day of the week. However, it wouldn’t be fair to say that the Lost Generation was hedonistic or irresponsible. As a whole, the various writers of the group maintained high levels of productivity and creativity throughout the turbulent twenties.”
“Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t. With effort, talent becomes skill and, at the very same time, effort makes skill productive.”
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”
“You can do anything, but not everything.”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. —Mark Twain”
“You don’t actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it.”
“You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. —Alvin Toffler”
“Everything you’ve told yourself you ought to do, your mind thinks you should do right now.”
“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.”
“Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it’s not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly.”
“Frankly, as soon add you have two things to do stored in your RAM, you’ve generated personal failure, because you can’t do two things at the same time. This produces an all-pervasive stress factor whose source can’t be pin-pointed.”
“Use your mind to think about things, rather than think of them.”
“You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool your own mind.”
“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. —Jonathan Kozol”
“You must use your mind to get things off your mind.”
“Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.”
“Anything that causes you to overreact or under react can control you, and often does.”
“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. —Henri Bergson”
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do. —Elbert Hubbard”
“You can get a lot of work done if you stay with it and are excited and its play instead of work.”
“As long as we feel safely held in the hearts and minds of the people who love us, we will climb mountains and cross deserts and stay up all night to finish projects.”
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