Best 14 Quotes & Tweets on Ambition

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1

Raise your ambitions. Lower your expectations. The higher your ambitions, the bolder your actions. The lower your expectations, the greater your satisfaction. Change the world and be happy along the way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

Ambition is when you close the gap between your circumstances and your expectations. Entitlement is when you expect others to close the gap between your circumstances and your expectations.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Most people consider what is possible and then decide what result they want to create. Entrepreneurs decide what result they want to create and then consider what is possible. Start with your vision and deal with reality—not the reverse.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Ambitious projects are under-rated. Paradoxically, ambition makes some things MUCH easier. Benefits of ambitious goals: 1. Way less competition 🥊 2. Easier to recruit employees 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 3. Others want to promote the project for you 📽️ Wish I'd learned this earlier.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

Ambitious people need two things: 1. More direct feedback. 2. Encouragement to raise their aspirations. People with fast feedback loops and a supportive set of peers are unstoppable.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

6

Procrastination is information. It shows you where your ambitions mismatch your true preferences. And if you force yourself to create something you don't feel like doing, it will show. And if you happen to succeed, you would have hated it so much, you wouldn't do it again.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

7

- To benefit from luck, you must recognize luck. - To recognize luck, you must be open to take new paths. - To take new paths, you must be willing to write off your past ambitions. - To write off your past ambitions, you must detach your identity from your accomplishments.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

8

Curb your ambition, and go for the low hanging fruit. If you start killing it with the low hanging fruit, it becomes easier to see how to go after the harder to reach fruit. If you fail with the low hanging fruit, you wouldn't have reached the more ambitious picks anyway.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

9

How to attract more career opportunities: 1) Raise your ambitions. 2) Tell others about your goals by writing online. Smart people want to help people who are working on hard and important problems. Think big.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

Stop focusing on one precise grandiose ambition, and stop trying to predict what will work. Instead, inspire yourself from random things, and take many small safe-to-fail bets.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

11

The difference between ambition and delusion is hindsight.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

Unpopular opinion: I like paying for digital apps. If you’re gonna do anything ambitious, you’re going to need customer support. Good customer service saves you tons of time. The value of time saved far exceeds the cost of the app. When in doubt, pay for the app.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

You don't overcome the fear of failure by suppressing fear, but by figuring out how to make failure not consequential. Our subconscious provides checks and balances on our ambitions, and protects us from taking imprudent risks. Ignoring it would be quite foolish.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

14

Procrastination helps me understand what’s within reach. If you’re procrastinating, try reducing the scope until what you’re trying to do almost gets done by itself. Reduce features, cut the length, skip some things, lower your goals, curb your ambition. Works wonders for me.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo