10 EPIC PRODUCTIVITY QUOTES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Sarah Mae (SMae) |
Fun fact, when I was a teenager my bedroom walls were plastered with all the motivational quotes I could find. Yes, I was that girl.
TBH I still love a good quote. I mean, who doesn’t, am I right?
There’s really no better way to get motivated to be more productive than a few quotes from those who have been successful!
After you dive into these quotes for entrepreneurs, save them to your Pinterest board and hang them in your office (hello, motivation). Then be sure to grab my free Mindful Productivity Roadmap.
10 Productivity Quotes For Entrepreneurs
#1: “A successful life does not result from chance, fate, or good fortune, but from a succession of successful days lived in pursuit of a worthy purpose.” – Ari Kiev M.D.
Why I love this: Knowing the purpose and life vision behind everything that you do gives you the focus needed to set priorities and make decisions that will get you where you want to be faster.
#2: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey
Why I love this: As a productivity coach I 100% agree with this quote because I’ve seen time and time again that what we don’t schedule doesn’t get done. Period.
#3: “Genius is not born; it’s made through deep practice.” – Jim Kwik
Why I love this: Jim Kwik is a world-renowned brain coach, who suffered a brain injury as a kid. He is living proof that deep practice is how we master skills. This is a great reminder for when we are comparing ourselves to others who are further along than we are. They have just been at it longer, keep going.
#4: “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” – Herophilus
Why I love this: While this may not seem productivity-related, everything starts with your health. To be truly productive and successful you need to optimize your mind and body to ensure they are fit and functioning properly and your overall levels of energy and vitality are high.
#5: “I am still learning.” -Michelangelo.
Why I love this: This is one of my all-time favourite quotes. Michelangelo apparently said it in his 80s, which is extremely humbling. It is ok to make mistakes when you’re learning, nothing kills productivity more than perfectionism.
#6: “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” – Oprah Winfrey
Why I love this: One of the best things I do for my own productivity is to spend 1 hour at the start of my week planning my week and then 10min at the start of my day planning my day. This intentional strategic planning is how I ensure that my energy is being spent well and that I stay focused on what matters.
#7: “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferris
Why I love this: The truth is that you’re not actually busy. “Busy” is an emotion that gets in the way of productivity. When we are caught up in being “busy” it can feel like we should be getting shit done. However, just being busy doesn’t mean you’re being productive. Inside my Time Mastery Guidebook, I share how you can stop feeling so busy all the time.
#8: “You do not rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems.” – James Clear
Why I love this: Even with very clear goals, before I started implementing systems in my life and business, my days were like playing wack-a-mole. Having the right systems in place was a game-changer. I’m a huge Asana fan!
#9: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Why I love this: What have you been putting off? Exercising every morning? Getting your blog going? Launching your program? Whatever it is, this quote is a great reminder that the only way it is going to get done is to DO it. Starting is always the hardest part, so take one step to begin today.
#10: “Biz+life balance doesn’t mean you divide your time equally, it means you have found a structured rhythm that makes you feel happy and fulfilled in ALL areas of your life, work included.” – Sarah Mae
Yes, I did just quote myself and I’m not ashamed. I want to leave you with this thought. Work-life balance is not a myth. On the surface, the words imply that your energy can be divided like a pie and clearly, as an entrepreneur, you can’t compartmentalize your biz from your personal life. However, it’s really just finding a balance that makes you happy and the productivity to achieve it.
Don’t forget to grab your free Mindful Productivity Roadmap. It’s completely free and will help you improve your Energy, Time, and Focus with mindful action that you can take today, instead of just winging it with the latest “productivity” fads.
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