Here are some great productivity quotes. These are taken from gurus and experts in the productivity field. Along with actions you can take to be sure you are focused, organized and productive.
“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.”– David Allen
If you are feeling your mind is cluttered with ideas, things you have to do, your grocery list, tomorrow’s plans, etc.
Action: Grab a piece of paper and clear your mind by getting it all down on paper. Continue to write until there aren’t any next actions or tasks roaming around in your head. Once your complete with writing it all down, begin to prioritize what you need to do.
“Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.”– Alan Watts
Being aware and present in the moment is key to quality leadership. To listen, it’s required that you be present to take in all the information and respond appropriately. To be productive, it’s required that you be present and focused in your work.
Action: Stay present in your work by connecting to your body, mind and spirit.
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.” – Jerry West
Mindset is key to having a productive day. In approaching a task or project ask yourself- ‘what are three ways you can show up in a positive way?’ Here are some examples:
Action: Put those three words on a post it note at your desk to remind you of your mindset.
“Run your day or your day runs you.”
Without a plan for your day, you’ll find that you start the day scrambling and end the day wondering where all the time went. Planning your day allows you to be proactive and feel accomplished.
Action: Feeling overwhelmed by all you have to do? Go back to the first quote and do a mind sweep of everything in your head.
“Done makes more money than perfect.”
Perfection will hold you back every time. When have you stopped yourself in a project because it just wasn’t right? It needed continual tweaking and then never saw the light of day. Was it a new product? A way to gain a new customer base? Getting a project to 80% and then getting it to market is far more revenue generating.
Action: Take the steps to be more productive and proactive in your work. Not sure how? Let’s talk. Stop being busy and get to being productive.
“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”– Benjamin E. Mays
Action: Sign up for Wave Productivity’s Goal Setting Coaching Program for 2022. Learn traditional techniques and out of the box thinking for your goal setting. Guarantee that your year will be successful.
Margo Crawford is a Productivity Coach with Wave Productivity. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals to help them become productive in their workplace. Contact Margo today to discuss how your organization can take part in training and coaching. [email protected]