We all need a boost sometimes.

These quotes provide a little extra push to help you get through the day. Apply them, and you'll be surprised how your work changes for the better.

1. "In trying to find who you are, be less destructive and more constructive. Look at art or whatever your passion is and be productive." Nirrimi Joy Hakanson

2. "While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior." Henry C. Link

3. "Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all." Peter Drucker

4. "The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. Thomas J. Peters

5. "When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever." Menachem Mendel Schneerson

6. "So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system." Milton Friedman

7. "I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channelling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener." Ben Stiller

8. "Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks." Warren Buffett

9. "Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." Paul J. Meyer

10. The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization." Ken Blanchard

11. "Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing." Thomas A. Edison

12. "Don't allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today, he steals tomorrow from you." H. Croccoquill

13. "You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal." Zig Ziglar

14. "Happen to things, don't let things happen to you." Stephen Covey

15. "In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create." Raoul Vaneigem

16. "Productivity growth is the only possible way to achieve prosperity." Mario Draghi

17. "Are your office policies in sync with employee needs and desires? Knowing what keeps your employees happy will not only increase productivity and morale, but will also make employees less likely to quit." Neil Lebovits

18. "A worker without genius is better than a genius who won't work." Leopold Auer