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40 Powerful Productivity Quotes From Highly Successful People

40 Powerful Productivity Quotes From Highly Successful People

Looking for motivation to stay productive and achieve your goals and dreams? Get inspired by the words from these highly successful people!

Here are 40 powerful productivity quotes from some of the highly successful people. Learn from the words and work on your mind:

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis Of Assisi

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    Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss. – Lee Iacocca

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      All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else. – Plato

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

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          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

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            People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the change to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it. – Frank Sinatra

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              Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey

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                Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; It is its own reward. Everything else is in god’s hands.

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                  It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. – Albert Einstein

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

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                      Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. – Michael Jordan

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                        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

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                          How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? – William Shakespeare

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                            The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. – Oscar Wilde

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                              He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

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                                Plans are nothing; planning is everything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                                  There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction. – John F. Kennedy

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                                    If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

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                                      It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain

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                                        You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar

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                                          Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

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                                            Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller

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                                              Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip. – John Locke

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                                                Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. – Sigmund Freud

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                                                  Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. – Warren Buffett

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                                                    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

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                                                      Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. – Coco Chanel

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                                                        Never neglect details. When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. – Colin Powell

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                                                          Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. – Bertrand Russell

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                                                            He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year. – Leonardo da Vinci

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                                                              Remember that failure is an event, not a person. – Zig Ziglar

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                                                                Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honhonor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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                                                                  Discussion is an exchange of knowledge an argument an exchange of ignorance. – Robert Quillen

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                                                                      Luck is not chance, it’s toil; Fortune’s expensive smile is earned. – Emily Dickinson

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                                                                        Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. – Stephen hawking

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                                                                          Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. – Pablo Picasso

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                                                                            The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. – Ronald Reagan

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                                                                              When you combine ignorance and leverage, you get some pretty interesting results. – Warren Buffett

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                                                                                Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday. – John Wayne

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                                                                                  15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

                                                                                  15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

                                                                                  You may think that you don’t have time for office organization, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

                                                                                  Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer.

                                                                                  A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

                                                                                  Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact, maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an on-going project, instead of a massive assault.

                                                                                  So, if you’re ready to get started, the following organizing tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

                                                                                  1. Purge Your Office

                                                                                  De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while?

                                                                                  Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc.

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                                                                                  Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.

                                                                                  2. Gather and Redistribute

                                                                                  Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.

                                                                                  3. Establish Work “Zones”

                                                                                  Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.)

                                                                                  Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.

                                                                                  4. Close Proximity

                                                                                  Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.

                                                                                  5. Get a Good Labeler

                                                                                  Choose a label maker that’s simple to use. Take the time to label shelves, bins, baskets drawers. Not only will it remind you where things go, but it will also help others who may have a need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.

                                                                                  6. Revise Your Filing System

                                                                                  As we move fully into the digital age, the need to store paper files has decreased.

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                                                                                  What can your store digitally? Are you duplicating files? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you’ve used in the past. If you’re storing files on your computer, make sure you are doing regular back-ups.

                                                                                  Here’re some storage ideas for creating a smooth filing system:

                                                                                  • Create a meeting folder – Put all “items to be discussed” in there along with items that need to be handed off, reports that need to be given, etc. It’ll help you be prepared for meetings and save you stress in the even that a meeting is moved up.
                                                                                  • Create a WOR folder – So much of our messy papers are things that are on hold until someone else responds or acts. Corral them in a WOR (Waiting on Response) folder. Check it every few days for outstanding actions you may need to follow-up on.
                                                                                  • Storage boxes – Use inexpensive storage boxes to keep archived files and get them out of your current file space.
                                                                                  • Magazine boxes – Use magazine boxes or binders to store magazines and catalogs you really want to store. Please make sure you really need them for reference or research, otherwise recycle them, or give away.
                                                                                  • Reading folder – Designate a file for print articles and documents you want to read that aren’t urgent.
                                                                                  • Archive files – When a project is complete, put all of the materials together and file them away. Keep your “working folders” for projects in progress.
                                                                                  • File weekly – Don’t let your filing pile up. Put your papers in a “To File” folder and file everything once a week.

                                                                                  Learn more tips on organizing your files here: How to Organize Your Files for Better Productivity

                                                                                  7. Clear off Your Desk

                                                                                  Remove everything, clean it thoroughly and put back only those items that are essential for daily use.

                                                                                  If you have difficulty declutter stuff, this Declutter Formula will help you throw away stuff without regretting later.

                                                                                  8. Organize your Desktop

                                                                                  Now that you’ve streamlined your desktop, it’s a good idea to organize it.

                                                                                  Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, containers for smaller items.

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                                                                                  Don’t forget your computer desktop! Make sure the files or images are all in organized folders. I’d recommend you clear your computer desktop everyday before you leave work.

                                                                                  9. Organize Your Drawers

                                                                                  Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc.

                                                                                  Use drawer organizers for little items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.

                                                                                  10. Separate Inboxes

                                                                                  If you work regularly with other people, create a folder, tray, or inbox for each.

                                                                                  11. Clear Your Piles

                                                                                  Hopefully with your new organized office, you won’t create piles of paper anymore, but you still have to sort through the old ones.

                                                                                  Go through the pile (a little at a time if necessary) and put it in the appropriate place or dump it.

                                                                                  12. Sort Mails

                                                                                  Don’t just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or hand off. .

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                                                                                  13. Assign Discard Dates

                                                                                  You don’t need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.

                                                                                  Some legal or financial documents must be kept for specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.

                                                                                  14. Filter Your Emails

                                                                                  Some emails are important to read, others are just not that important.

                                                                                  When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and which to reply first.

                                                                                  Take a look at these tips to achieve inbox zero: The Ultimate Way to get to Inbox Zero

                                                                                  15. Straighten Your Desk

                                                                                  At the end of the day, do a quick straighten, so you have a clean start the next day.

                                                                                  Bottom Line

                                                                                  Use one tip or try them all. The amount of effort you put into creating and maintaining an efficient work area will pay off in a big way.

                                                                                  Instead of spending time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time…well…working and you’ll enjoy being clutter free!

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