Best 28 Quotes & Tweets on Average

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1

Your imposter syndrome will fade when you realize how average your heroes are. Your excuses will fade too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

You have to be willing to look like an idiot in the short run to outperform in the long run. While copying what others already do helps achieve average results quickly, common approaches never outperform. What ends as being better starts as being different.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

3

Don’t put in average effort and claim that you want exceptional results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Doing what everyone else thinks you should do is almost always a sure path to average.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

The Icecream Principle: Tell 10 people to get ice cream. If they have to agree on a flavor, they'll pick chocolate or vanilla every time. Groups of people don't agree on what's cool or interesting. They agree on what's easy. "Consensus" is just another way of saying average.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

6

Average teams solve C+ problems as a unit. Good teams can solve B+ problems. To solve A+ problems, however, you need individuals and not consensus. All organization face all of these types of problems. The good ones approach them differently.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Whenever I hear that the average employee turn-over in technology is two years, I wonder how anyone gets anything done.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

8

The best people need direction, not hierarchy; trust, not bureaucracy; and freedom, not excessive controls. These tools turn your great people into good ones so your less than average ones become average.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

An average product with exceptional marketing will dominate an exceptional product with average marketing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

10

Life is about average velocity not top speed.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

The difference between the expert and the average in any field is the speed at which they adapt to reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Most content is geared towards entertaining the average instead of educating the intelligent

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

"Consensus" is just another way of saying "average."

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Everyone trying to be the best, or top 1%, or above average. Few trying to do what they like, regardless of what everyone else does. Competition is for chasing the preferences of others. For playing someone else’s game.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

15

I don't want to create average content. I don't even want to create above-average content. I want to create content that people talk about.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

If you have an attention span of 9 seconds, you are above average.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

17

Ignore the average and write for your most passionate readers

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

The internet makes it harder to be average.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

19

When you plan for averages you underestimate catastrophic risk.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

The average person should use more checklists in their personal life. Especially in moments of panic.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Long-form writing is my single favorite medium. Most people don’t read long-form writing, but the most curious readers — the ones you want to have — absolutely love it. It’s a classic example of aggregate statistics misleading people. Write for the extremes, not the averages.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

22

If you can’t be the greatest at one specific thing, being slightly above average at several things is a great substitute

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

Write for a reader who can click away at any second. A reader who is distracted. A reader who is stressed out about work. A reader who has a million things to read and still isn’t sure your article is worth their attention. Because it’s true. That’s your average reader.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

24

Great minds tweet about ideas Average minds tweet about events Small minds tweet about people

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

Old: You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. New: You’re the average of the 5 social media accounts you read the most.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

There should be TWO versions of every book: The short version and the long version. The Short Version is for average readers. 80-140 pages long and focuses on the most important stuff. The Long Version is for obsessives + academics. Can't wait for this to become a reality.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

The success of your previous posts determines the success of your future posts. Consistently posting engaging content will elevate an occasional average post. Consistently posting unengaging content will make it difficult for great content to stand out.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

28

All you need to be above average is an 8 second attention span. If you can’t spend another 7 seconds thinking about this, you have your answer.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher