quotes tagged with 'productivity'
Author: Nobody Ever, Source: http://www.adminarsenal.com/admin-arsenal-blog/powershell-how-...
I love spending twice as long and working twice as hard to get half as much done!
Author: Thomas Schelling, Source: http://positivelifequotes.org/law-of-jungle-is-fear-and-violen...
The principle of human productivity is the fact that it is actually much easier to destroy an object than to make it.
Author: David Heinemeier , Source: http://www.37signals.com/svn/posts/1436-pick-discontentment-wi...
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: Henry Ford, Source: Unknown
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
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, p32
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.Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/10/25/weapons-of-mas...
Time without attention is worthless, so value attention over time.
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 Workweek
The Master does nothing,Author: Tao Te Ching, Source: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/05/09/outsourcing-li...
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
If you want something done, ask the busiest person you know.Author: unknown, Source: http://gettingreal.37signals.com/ch08_Actions_Not_Words.php
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. 259