35 Inspiring Quotes On Multitasking

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Multitasking is the ability to do more than one task or activity at once. To succeed you must learn to manage your time and know have to work according to your strength, not over task yourself. Here are some quotes on multitasking that will inspire you.

Inspiring Quotes On Multitasking

“Multitasking is the ability to screw everything up simultaneously.” Jeremy Clarkson

“The secret to multitasking is that it isn’t actually multitasking. It’s just extreme focus and organization.” Joss Whedon

“I’m good at multitasking, but I have to do things immediately.” Heidi Klum

Quotes On Multitasking
Quotes On Multitasking

“I’m a person of whim, and easily distracted. I don’t like multitasking. When I’m doing one thing, I like to do just that thing.” Margaret Atwood

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“Multitasking divides your attention and leads to confusion and weakened focus.” Deepak Chopra

“In the modern desktop environment with multitasking and alerts and constant activity, there are always more distractions. When you’re at a computer, your hands are always on the controls.” Marco Arment

“The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but schedule your priorities.”

Stephen Covey

“Women are smarter by basic instinct and by what we have to do to multitask at home and at work. My mother did that 50 years ago, but it wasn’t called multitasking or stress back then. She had a job, two kids and the meals to amen with no cook or maid. My father would come home every day and expect lunch. He was a nice guy but he was clueless!” Mireille Guiliano

“Research shows that in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ.” Dr. Travis Bradberry

“To do two things at once is to do neither.” Publilius Syrus

Quotes On Multitasking
Quotes On Multitasking

“What looks like multitasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and increases mistakes by up to 50 percent.” Susan Cain

“Concentration in the job keeps quality in the work.” Amit Kalantri

“Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday.” Joanne Tombrakos

“We are the generation capable of doing many things at once, without enjoying any of them.”

Dinesh Kumar Biran

“Multitasking is a lie.” Gary Keller

“You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.” Gary Keller

“Juggling is an illusion. In reality, the balls are being independently caught and thrown in rapid succession. It is actually task switching.” Gary Keller

Quotes On Multitasking
Quotes On Multitasking

“Multi-tasking is not an option.” Mani S. Sivasubramanian

“A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50% more time to complete it and make 50% more errors.” David Brooks

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“Like most early enthusiasts, I always thought the way the Internet encouraged multitasking made users less vulnerable to manipulation, while simultaneously exploiting even more of our brain’s capacity than before. Apparently not.” Douglas Rushkoff

“They say multitasking is a female trait, but it’s not about gender; it’s about personality type.”

Victoria Coren Mitchell

“For kids, multitasking electronically is common. But they are totally focused. You can tell a good story, and they listen.” Patrick Carman

“We miss extra bits of knowledge that can add value to our lives. We sort of lack empathy because we’re multitasking all the time.” Kim Stolz

“Ability to do many jobs at a time is not exactly success. But doing one job with utter perfection is the success sought after.” Mayank Singh Saini

Quotes On Multitasking

“When you multitask, you believe you’re being exceptionally productive, but really, you’re fooling yourself. Each time you switch tasks, you have to backtrack a little and remind yourself where you are in the process and what’s next. Invariably. you are spending twice as much time on parts of the task.” Karen Finerman

“I do think to some extent multitasking is a way of fooling ourselves that we’re being exceptionally efficient.” James Surowiecki

“Being constantly the hub of a network of potential interruptions provides the excitement and importance of crisis management. As well as the false sense of efficiency in multitasking, there is the false sense of urgency in multi-interrupt processing.” Michael Foley

“One thing I am learning is to slow down. Multitasking is great, but when I try to do everything at warp speed I just end up with typos and stress.”

Ayana Mathis

“I will say it’s great to be a woman because we’re very good at multitasking. I could nurse and cook dinner at the same time. It is juggling. It’s juggling and you’ve got to commit to working on the weekends – I do both.” Marta Kauffman

“I’m fully capable of multitasking certain conceptual concerns within the work.” Kehinde Wiley

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“Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.” Marilyn Vos Savant

Quotes On Multitasking

“The art of multitasking must become a habit to be enjoyed and nothing else.” Nirmal Jain

“Multitasking: A polite way of telling someone you haven’t heard a word they’ve said.” Dave Crenshaw

“Try reading a book while doing a crossword puzzle. That’s the intellectual environment of the Internet.” Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows

“I’m a multitasking procrastinator. I can put off all kinds of things all at once.” Tony Andrukaitis

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