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160 Quotes About Motivation For a Productive Day

With the amount of stress and tasks on our plates these days, everyone needs a bit of a pick me up from time to time.

Looking for quotes for motivation for a productive day? Here are 160 quotes to inspire you to start and finish the day strong.

Whether you have been procrastinating all those errands you have to run, or you have an idea in your head and don’t know how to get started, it is always nice to read a few quotes that can give your productivity a kick in the pants.

If you need to be more productive in your day, try doing some easy job first so you can bask in the sense of accomplishment. It feels great to cross things off of your to-do list.

Work takes up a large part of your life and it’s important that you feel successful at it. The way ordinary people are spending time in the short term leads to extraordinary results in the long term. Make sure you’re channeling your productive energy down the right path!

The most important thing is that at the end of the day you feel accomplished with what you’ve done. And remember: you are enough no matter how much yo do each day.

Hopefully at least one of these quotes will be the right thing you need to hear to accomplish great things today.

Below are some top favorite productivity quotes, motivational quotes, and inspirational quotes. Hopefully they help you as much as they help me! Share your favorite on social media and tag us! We’d love to know what motivates you.

53 Quotes About Motivation

1. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

3. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

4. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky

8. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

9. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill

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

11. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

12. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”– Margaret Thatcher

13. “Successful people make mistakes like everyone else, but they are faster at recognizing them and fixing them.”– Jack Canfield

14. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

15. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”– Arthur C. Clarke

16. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln

17. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

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18. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein

19. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

20. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”– Lao Tzu

21. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

22. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

23. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”– Napoleon Hill

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

25. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”– Colin Powell

26. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”– Henry Ford

27. “Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance—happiness, wealth, a great career, purpose—is the result of hard work and hustle over time.”– Unknown

28. “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.”– J.M. Power

29. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

30. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill

31. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey that never ends.” – Unknown

32. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

33. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

34. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.” – Charles F. Kettering

35. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

36. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

37. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage that counts.” – Winston Churchill

38. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to to be be looking looking for for it it.”.” – Henry David Thoreau

39. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

40. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing; they focus on their own goals and making progress towards them.” – Unknown.

41. “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

42. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Picasso

43. “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

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

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

46.“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale

47. “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 Allan

48. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Steve Jobs

49. “Don’t allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today; he steals tomorrow from you.”
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50. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

51. “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 Allan

52. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs

53. “Don’t allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today; he steals tomorrow from you.” H. Croccoquill

54. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” Oprah Winfrey

55. “Don’t postpone crucial tasks, do them ASAP.” Seth Godin

56. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka. “If you have time to whine, then you have time to find solution.” — Dee Dee Artner.

57. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” Thomas A. Edison

58. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things take time.”  Warren Buffett

59. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable.” Michael Jordan

60. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” Stephen King

50 Quotes About Productivity

1. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

2. “Successful people do today what others won’t so they can accomplish tomorrow what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

3. “Time is the most valuable commodity. The more productive you are with it, the more successful you’ll become.” – Brian Tracy

4. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

5. “Productivity isn’t just doing a lot of work; it’s doing the right kind of work and getting the job done effectively and efficiently.” – John C Maxwell

6. “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” – Dawson Trotman

7. “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” – Stephen Covey

8. “Productivity isn’t about being a workhorse, being a robot, or getting more done each day. It’s about getting the right things done that moves the operations forward in the best way possible.” – Paul J. Meyer

9. “If you want to make your dreams come true, you must first wake up and do something to achieve them.” – Unknown

10. “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker

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

12. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

13. “The greatest amount of energy is the energy used wisely and productively.” – Henry Ford

14. “The only way to get things done is by setting clear goals and making sure that every action you take aligns with those goals.” – Brian Tracy

15. “Productivity is never an accident; it’s always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J Meyer

16. “Organize, prioritize and execute — in that order — if you want success in any endeavor!”– Zig Ziglar

17. “Time is the most valuable resource, and setting priorities allows you to use it wisely.” – Anonymous

18. “The key to productivity is focusing on your efforts in the right areas at the right time.” – Brian Tracy

19. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.”– G.K Neilsen

20. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka

21. “Focus on one task at a time and ignore all distractions until it’s complete.” – Unknown

22. “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

23. “The best way to get something done is to begin.” – Unknown

24. “If it can be solved, there is no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved worrying will do you no good.” – Anonymous

25. “Focus on the goal, not the obstacles.” – Unknown

26. “Successful people are those who take a task and complete it before others have even begun.” – Tony Robbins

27. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

28. “Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution.” – Brian Tracy

29. “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen

30. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

31. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Unknown

32. “Focus on one thing at a time and give it your full attention until it’s complete.” – Unknown

33. “Successful people focus on results, not activity.” – Unknown

34. “Success is achieved by doing small things consistently, rather than trying to do big things in one go.” – Robin Sharma

35. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

36. “Start where you are and use what you have to get what you want.” – Earl Nightingale

37. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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

39. “Productivity is being able to do more, better and faster with less effort.” – Unknown

40. “The key to success is taking action. You can have all the knowledge in the world, but if you don’t apply it, it won’t get you anywhere.”– Tony Robbins

41. “Focus on the things that you can control; everything else will take care of itself.” – Unknown

42. “Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett

43. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

44. “Successful people are not necessarily smarter than everyone else; they just stay with issues longer.” – Albert Einstein

45. “Productivity comes from a focus on results, not activities.”– Brian Tracy

46. “Your success in life depends on your ability to set goals, make plans and take action to achieve them.” – Unknown

47. “Work smarter, not harder.” – Unknown

48. “The key to success is making the right decisions at the right time.” – Brian Tracy

49. “Successful people are those who take risks and turn failure into lessons.”- Unknown

50. “If you want to be successful, you must first learn how to focus on your goals and work hard to achieve them.” – Anonymous

50 Quotes About Success

1. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

2. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

3. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

4. “Achievement begins with an unwavering belief in yourself and your abilities.” – Unknown

5. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews

6. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”- Henry David Thoreau

7. “The biggest risk is not taking any risks… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

8. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing; they focus on their own goals and keep grinding.” – Unknown

9. “Success isn’t something you chase, it’s something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

10. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail, all that matters is how many times you get back up and try again.” – Anonymous

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

12. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

13. “If you want something different, you have to do something different.” – Unknown

14. “Success isn’t always about greatness; it’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

15. “The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” – William Ward

16. “Life rewards those who hustle with great opportunities that open up for them.” – Unknown

17. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Gary Player

18. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron

19. “Success requires hard work and dedication.” – Unknown

20. “Success is not the key to happiness; happiness is the key to success; if you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

21. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

22. “It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.” – Unknown

23. “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in life, it’s a state of mind.” – Louise Hay

24. “Good things come to those who work hard and never give up.”- Unknown

25. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

26. “Achieving your goals will require sacrifice, discipline, and patience; but the rewards are worth the effort.” – Anonymous

27. “Those who persist will succeed in their endeavors no matter how difficult the journey may be.”– Unknown

28. “It’s not about how much you do, but how well you do it.” – Unknown

29. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

30. “Successful people don’t wait for opportunities; they create them.” – Unknown

31. “If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.”- Unknown

32. “The only way to achieve lasting success is through steady and consistent effort over time.” – Brian Tracy

33. “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

34. “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson

35. “Success is no accident; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

36. “Success is not about having the best of everything, it’s about making the best of everything.” – Unknown

37. “To be successful, you must have a clear vision and go after it with determination.” –Unknown

38. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffet

39. “Success isn’t something you can achieve overnight; it takes dedication and hard work to get there.” – Unknown

40. “Successful people don’t become that way overnight; what they are today is the result of their past efforts.” – Unknown

41. “Success isn’t about having the perfect plan; it’s about taking action and learning as you go.” – Unknown

42. “If you want to succeed, you have to take calculated risks.” – Mark Cuban

43. “Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of not trying.” – Unknown

44. “The only thing standing between you and your dreams is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.”– Joel Brown

45. “Successful people never stop learning; they always stretch their minds and strive for new heights of understanding.” – Unknown

46. “Whenever in doubt, remember that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Unknown

47. “Successful people keep moving, they make mistakes but don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

48. “The key to success is taking calculated risks and learning from your mistakes.” – Mark Cuban

49. “The only way to succeed is to give it your all – no matter what you do or where you go in life, always put forth your best effort.” – Unknown

50. “Success isn’t a destination; it’s a journey that requires dedication and perseverance every step of the way.” – Unknown

In Summary: Motivation Productive Day Quotes

No matter what you are working on, always try to do your best in the time you have, because you never know what is going to come up next!

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