Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
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. 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.
You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough
Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
Lost time is never found again.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.
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.