30 Quotes about Personal Effectiveness

Personal effectiveness is no doubt a very important skill for people who want to accomplish greatness in all area of their life. The following collection of personal effectiveness quotes may not necessarily have the word “effectiveness” but they apply principles of personal effectiveness. For a better understanding of principles of personal effectiveness, read more regarding ways to develop personal effectiveness. 

1. “To be effective, we have to ask questions of and listen to the people affected by what we want to do. Then we must engage them early in our planning and keep adjusting our approaches.”Howard G. Buffett

2. “Your addiction to daily distraction denies you of effectiveness.”Bernard Kelvin Clive

3. “The first secret to effectiveness is to understand the people you work with and depend on so that you can make use of their strengths, their ways of working, and their values. Working relationships are as much based on the people as they are on the work.”Peter Drucker

4. “Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course towards his objectives in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.”—Napoleon Hill

5. “If you can successfully convert your time effectively, you will become unstoppable and your success will amaze the world.”—Sunday Adelaja

6.”Identify all the roles you are playing. What are the values and intentions of those roles? Awareness can help you to be more effective in your roles.”Akiroq Brost

7. “Life management is not about BUSYNESS; it is about PRODUCTIVENESS and EFFECTIVENESS – major on the major things in life, not the minors.”Farshad As

8. “Management informs. Leadership applies. The effective managers inform accurately. Effective leaders apply wisely.”Israelmore Ayivor

9. “Efficiency is to do what is effective, achieve high customer satisfaction with less operating cost, and improve employee productivity with good teamwork.”Pearl Zhu

10. “There is no shortcut for hard work that leads to effectiveness. You must stay disciplined because most of the work is behind the scenes.”Germany Kent

11. “Whatever you focus on is where you are putting your energy. If you focus on having problems, your energy will go towards having problems. If you focus on having solutions, your energy will go towards having solutions. Are you focusing on the right things?”Akiroq Brost

12. “Be effective not just efficient. Do right things not just things right.”Prabakaran Thirumalai

13. “In order to be effective, be responsive. In order to be responsive, listen.”Sharon Weil

14. “If we don’t communicate, we certainly can’t get much done and if we don’t communicate authentically, what we get done is less effective.”Michele Jennae

15. “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.”—John Wolfgang von Goethe

16. “To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments.”—Brian Koslow 

17. “For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be.  What is once well done, is well done forever.”—Henry David Thoreau

18. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”—Dale Carnegie

19. “If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.”—Ralph Marston

20. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”—Robert Collier

21. “Effectiveness comes from those qualitative things that give you the ability to network, communicate, and lead people toward an outcome they can’t see.”—Lynn Good

22. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength, but through persistence.”Buddha

23. “As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional – your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”—Chris Fussell

24. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”—Steve Covey

26. “Collaboration is important not just because it’s a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem-solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.” —Don Tapscott

27. “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”—Henry Ford

28. “In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.”—Albert Bandura

29. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”—Mahatma Gandhi

30. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”—Christopher Colombus

Now that you have read these inspiring words from fellow human beings, what’s your level of agreement or disagreement with them? I hope they encourage you to seek personal effectiveness in all your endeavors in life.

Life is for living. Keep living. Don’t give up.

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