It’s Friday, work is dragging, and you need a boost of motivation. Or maybe you’re working on a novel and you’re struggling to get the words on paper.


We’ve all been there. Sometimes it takes a bit of inspiration to kickstart your motivation levels and get you back on the path to productivity. We’ve got you covered on the inspiration front. 


Here are 15 awesome productivity quotes that will motivate you to get things done.


1. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look at fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


2. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”

Abraham Lincoln


3. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

Coco Chanel


4. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Stephen King


5. “Someday is not a day of the week.”

Janet Dailey


6. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

Dale Carnegie


7. “I have to realize that I’m not in control of everything, but I am in control of some things, and I am in control of my reactions. I am in control of my responses to pressure.”

Janelle Monae


8. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Jim Ryun


9. “Be curious, don’t retire, and keep very active. Never stop working at something.”

Martha Stewart


10. “It’s not always that we need to do more but rather we need to focus on less.”

Nathan W. Morris


11. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”

Marie Forleo


12. “I’ve accepted my procrastination as part of who I am. As such, I do designate days where I allow time for procrastination.”

Issa Rae


13. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

Alexander Graham Bell


14. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

Golda Meir


15. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begun doing.”

Walt Disney


If you’ve gotten down the list, you’ve just read some great quotes from some very productive people. Now it’s your turn to manifest that motivation and have yourself a productive day.


To keep the engine running, jot down some of your favorite quotes that stood out. Consider framing one and putting it on your desk, or making one your computer background.

And to keep the productivity going, try one of these well-known personal productivity systems or AI productivity apps to help you stay on track.