quotes tagged with 'productivity'

I love spending twice as long and working twice as hard to get half as much done!

Author: Nobody Ever, Source: http://www.adminarsenal.com/admin-arsenal-blog/powershell-how-...Saved by bluesfreak in productivity 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The principle of human productivity is the fact that it is actually much easier to destroy an object than to make it.

Author: Thomas Schelling, Source: http://positivelifequotes.org/law-of-jungle-is-fear-and-violen...Saved by prabatuty in principle creation productivity fact quotes human destroy 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There’s a fine line between being indifferent with the state of things and using Reddit to express your every displeasure with all facets of life. In between is the discontentment you can use to light a fire under your productivity.

The key is to focus on the discontent with things that you can actually change. Get riled up about your programming environment and submit a patch. Become annoyed with how the text flows on your company homepage and rewrite it. Feel guilty about the UI of a common action in your application and redesign it.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
— Reinhold Niebuhr

When you find people who embrace this idea, you’ll usually find people with exactly the pointed drive that gives them the power to Get Things Done. Hire them.

Author: David Heinemeier , Source: http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/1436-pick-discontentment-wi...Saved by mlsscaress in success happiness attitude productivity passion career 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

Author: Henry Ford, Source: UnknownSaved by bkingsf in productivity time 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity,
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p32Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice productivity reward focus less 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As tempting as it is to “just check e-mail for one minute,” I didn’t do it. I know from experience that any problem found in the inbox will linger on the brain for hours or days after you shut-down the computer, rendering “free time” useless with preoccupation. It’s the worst of states, where you experience neither relaxation nor productivity. Be focused on work or focused on something else, never in-between.

Time without attention is worthless, so value attention over time.
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/10/25/weapons-of-mas...Saved by mlsscaress in productivity attention focus presence relax preoccupation freetime linger 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Slowing down doesn't mean accomplishing less; it means cutting out counterproductive distractions and the perception of being rushed.
Author: Timothy Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour WorkweekSaved by richardkmiller in productivity focus gtd less slow 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
Author: Tao Te Ching, Source: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/05/09/outsourcing-li...Saved by richardkmiller in leadership delegation productivity gtd 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know.
Author: unknown, Source: http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ch08_Actions_Not_Words.phpSaved by richardkmiller in work productivity gtd 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I don't believe in a simple life. I believe in simple motivations, but I believe in a complex life filled with projects that can help other people.
Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, p. 259Saved by cboyack in work productivity motive service charity simplicity simple 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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