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Twelve Ideas On Productivity


Over the past few weeks, I have been reading up about the theme of productivity and have come across powerful messages. Here are twelve messages that will make you reflect on the idea of productivity.

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles is sure to have trouble.

Harrington Emerson

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.

Nadia Boulanger

Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.

David Allen

Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.

Henri Bergson

Thought is useful when it motivates action and a hindrance when it substitutes for action.

Bill Raeder

The key to managing your productivity is managing your actions.

David Allen

A task left undone remains undone in two places- At the actual location of the task and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience.

Brahma Kumaris

There is usually an inverse relationship between how much something is on your mind and how much it’s getting done.

David Allen

It is better to be wrong than to be vague.

Freeman Dyson

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.

Elbert Hubbard

There is always more to do than you can do, and you can do only one thing at a time. The key is to feel as good about what you’re not doing as about what you are doing at that moment.

David Allen

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