Best 64 Quotes & Tweets on Behaviour

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Most profound thing I've learned in the past eight years is the difference between behavior and intention. Behavior is what someone is doing, intention is why they're doing it. You judge yourself based on your intention, and everyone else based on their behavior.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

Be conservative in your behavior, be liberal in your tolerance.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don't feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you're cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Investors have different incentives than founders. What investors often look for in a “great” founder is irrational behavior that the investor doesn’t engage in themselves. I.e., 80-hour weeks for 10 years, passing up a big acquisition to go for broke, zero diversification.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Common causes of bad decisions: 1. Assumptions from small sample sizes 2. Wanting the world to work the way we want 3. Conforming to expectations/authority/group 4. Blindness to large trends 5. Inability to determine "and then what" 6. Using incorrect maps

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

If you save your favorite video and audio for workouts only, you’ll look forward to exercise.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behaviour, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behaviour, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

Cultivate people in your life whose normal behavior is your desired behavior.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Things you can improve: - Your attitude - Memory - Discipline - Creativity - Time management - Stamina - Writing ability - Charisma - Happiness Things you can’t: - The past

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Wisdom can’t be copied, it must be embodied.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Everybody’s weird. If they don’t seem so at first, it’s just because you haven’t spent enough time with them yet.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

The right relationships (friends, co-workers, spouse) 10x your impact. The wrong ones, cut it in half.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

The patterns of the people around you eventually become your patterns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

If you spend too much time with people who don’t have any ambitions, you’ll soon find yourself without them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Behaviors that are rewarded in the corporate world will destroy your next startup.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

16

Once you know what you want, determine what behaviors and habits will get you there.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

The reason for your anger is always inside of you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

To predict a person's behavior, study their incentives. To control a person's behavior, set their incentives. Not true for the best people.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Highly creative people have opposing personality traits. They are nerds and athletes. They are vulnerable and confident. They are open-minded and closed-minded. The spring of creative potential is watered with contradictions.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

You learn a lot about someone by what they choose to do when no one is watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

We reward our good behavior with bad behavior and wonder why we don’t make progress.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

Reminding yourself that you will die one day is useless if it doesn’t change how you live.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

I’d buy 10 percent of the future earnings of any of my friends and colleagues that have adapted since March and short all the people that haven’t. How you respond is more important than your IQ. And you control how you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

You can invent incentives but not new behaviors. Building failed products has taught me this one hundred times over.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

25

Your subconscious mind determines most of your behavior. Your environment communicates with your subconscious. Environments of trust, respect, shared sacrifice and rewards, kindness, understanding, tolerance, communicate with people's subconscious minds and unleash potential.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Here's a crazy theory: Alcohol is a social technology for trustworthiness. We get drunk with people to see how they act when they lose some control. They reveal themselves once they've had a few drinks because their powers of deception are inhibited.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

Behavioral traits of great founders: -gets shit done -tells a great story, thus attracts talent -high-energy -chip on their shoulder -owns a unique point-of-view on the world -frugality -talent maximizer (of others) -ability to personally manage stress -chaos arbitrageur

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

28

A simple explanation for a large amount of human behavior: Most days, we'd rather be wrong with the crowd than be right by ourselves. The reward of belonging to the tribe and being accepted is often greater than the reward of winning an argument, looking smart, or finding truth.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

29

One of the toughest aspects of building a new product is you have to predict correctly a massive change in a critical technological, cultural or behavioral vector. That goes way beyond the ability to build something.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

30

One drawback to surrounding yourself with only people of impeccable character is that over time you think that's the norm.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

Don't ask people what matters to them, watch how they live.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

32

Outcomes are lagging byproduct of your personal operating system and its associated algorithms. Heath is lagging measure of your eating algorithms. Knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning algorithms. You are your algorithms. Change the algorithm, change yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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There are far fewer conspiracies, and far more emergent behavior, than is popularly imagined. So much so that when people understand they are looking at emergent behavior, they describe it as a conspiracy anyway, because conspiracies are an easier narrative to understand.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

34

People hate on narcissism but it might be the driving force behind entrepreneurship

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

35

Competing with yourself is the ultimate learned behavior.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

36

If you’re an online creator, being weird and having even weirder interests is one of the biggest advantages you can have. There’s no competition.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

Most people aren't "crazy," they're just thinking and acting in a way that makes sense given what they see and where they've been.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

Changing behavior is as much about removing obstacles as applying pressure.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

Charisma is a combination of two attributes. It's the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

40

Design default automatic behaviors that put you on the path to success. - If you want to drink less, make a rule that you stop drinking at 8pm. - If you want to sleep better, make a rule that you don't use your phone past 10pm.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

41

Few extremely successful people watch lots of tv, spend time with annoying people, read crap, etc? Why? They highly value their time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

42

Enthusiasm is my favorite character trait. It's the opposite of "cool." But it makes the world come alive.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

43

You will never convince anyone with a moral argument because they first have to agree that their current behavior is amoral.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

44

If you can solve a problem by changing your behavior, it was never the problem - you were.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

45

The more talented, the more eccentric.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

46

Physical environment is one of the most overlooked drivers of habits and behavior change. It has a profound impact on our daily actions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

We're taught that if people are mad at us it's because we did something wrong. This teaches us to ignore how WE feel. Ignoring our feelings leads to over-thinking, anxiety, and stress. Just because someone is mad at you doesn't make you a bad person.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

48

Exponential gains are driven by incremental behavior. Keep going.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

49

A person you can trust never says “you can trust me,” rather their past behaviour speaks for itself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

50

The day you embrace your misbehaving mind is the day you become a creative

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell