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Success And Productivity Quotes About Hard Work

There is no substitute for hard work.
Thomas Edison

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Marvin Phillips

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden

Success And Productivity Quotes About Time Management

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'
Lao Tzu

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
William Penn

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
Stephen Covey

Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life.
Steve Jobs

Time and tide wait for no man.
Geoffrey Chaucer

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C.S. Lewis

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.
Lucille S. Harper

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Success And Productivity Quotes About Perseverance

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Walter Elliot

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure.
Aisha Tyler

Perseverance is the master impulse of the firmest souls, the discipline of the noblest virtues.
William Ellery Channing

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews

Success And Productivity Quotes About Efficiency

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.
Thomas Sowell

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

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker

The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product.
Peter Drucker

Success And Productivity Quotes About Prioritization

You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.
John C. Maxwell

The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.
Barry Werner

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofmann

The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.
Anthea Turner

The best way to get something done is to begin.

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside.
Stephen Covey

Success And Productivity Quotes About Planning

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Failing to plan is planning to fail.
Alan Lakein

Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
Thomas Edison

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

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

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.
Alan Lakein

Success And Productivity Quotes About Innovation

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship... the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter Drucker

Innovation is the calling card of the future.
Anna Eshoo

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
Michael Porter

Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and embrace change.
Todd Park

Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.
Lailah Gifty Akita

Innovation is the key to success in this new era of globalization.
John McCain

Innovation is the lifeblood of productivity and growth.
Gary Shapiro

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat.

Success And Productivity Quotes About Success Mindset

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden

Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream.
Marlon Wayans

Success is not about being a genius or getting lucky. Success is about how you use your skills and how you approach your work.
Seth Godin

Success is not a one-time event. It's a habit.

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach

Success And Productivity Quotes About Goal Setting

A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Zig Ziglar

You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.
Zig Ziglar

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

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

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

The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say 'no' to almost everything.
Warren Buffett

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
Albert Einstein

Success And Productivity Quotes About Motivation

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Sam Levenson

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.
Roy T. Bennett

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Zig Ziglar

Success And Productivity Quotes About Discipline

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Jim Rohn

Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built.
Brian Tracy

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
George Washington

Discipline is the key to success. Without discipline, there is no achievement.
Lou Holtz

Discipline is the fuel of achievement.

Discipline is the difference between what you want now and what you want most.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment, and it's the only thing that separates success from failure.
John Rohn

Discipline is the most important trait for success in any endeavor.

Discipline is the foundation of a successful and happy life.

Success And Productivity Quotes About Focus

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Bruce Lee

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.
Brian Tracy

The successful person is the average person, with laser-like focus.

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on the task at hand and not get distracted by the noise around them.

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on their goals and not get sidetracked by distractions.

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on their strengths and not get bogged down by their weaknesses.

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on the present moment and not get caught up in worries about the future or regrets about the past.

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on what they can control and not get overwhelmed by what they can't.

The successful person is the one who is able to focus on their priorities and not get distracted by the urgent but unimportant tasks that can consume our time.

Success And Productivity Quotes About Self-Improvement

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

The only way to do great work is to first love yourself.

Success And Productivity Quotes About Leadership

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Ronald Reagan

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
Arnold H. Glasow

The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are.
John C. Maxwell

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry Kissinger

The function of leadership is to make change happen.
Peter F. Drucker

The art of leadership is not to make things more complex, but to simplify them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself.
Blaine Lee

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Jim Rohn

The function of leadership is to create more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

Success And Productivity Quotes About Teamwork

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford

Teamwork makes the dream work.
Bang Gae

None of us is as smart as all of us.
Ken Blanchard

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Phil Jackson

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
Ryunosuke Satoro

Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence.
Mike Schmoker

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