Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
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.
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we're idling in front of our computer screens.
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.
When we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it.
Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness.
Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough
Lost time is never found again.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
I always had the uncomfortable feeling that if I wasn't sitting in front of a computer typing, I was wasting my time - but I pushed myself to take a wider view of what was "productive." Time spent with my family and friends was never wasted.
The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
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