Best 25 Quotes & Tweets on Boredom

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1

Better bored than busy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Boredom is a filter. Common ideas come before it. Uncommon ideas come after it. Sit with a project long enough to get bored with it, then sit a little more. The most useful insights bubble up after you get bored.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Billionaires aren’t evil, they’re just boring.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

To get better outcomes, learn to do the boring work no one wants to do when no one is watching.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Compounding works with consistency over time. While eating healthy once is easy, doing it for a year is transformational. It's easy to get one win. It's hard to get a lot of wins. Boring progress makes for exceptional results.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

Visible talent is the result of years of effort applied in the same direction. It looks sexy at the outcome level, but it’s incredibly boring at the micro level.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

If it entertains you now but will bore you someday, it’s a distraction. Keep looking.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Boring progress today makes exceptional outcomes in the future.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

You are not bored, you are boring.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

10

Formula for new business ideas: Take a boring experience, and make it exciting. Examples: Gyms: Equinox Coffee: Starbucks Airlines: Virgin Atlantic Grocery Stores: Wegmans Endless opportunities.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

Imagine enduring a miserable 30yr career (counting the days until your retirement), only to find retirement even more boring than your career. We like to think this is the low risk path, but that sounds pretty risky to me. You won't get a 2nd chance.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

12

You'll do better work if you're bored rather than busy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The second you’re predictable, you’re boring

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The most interesting people I know are allergic to boredom

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

The best way to keep somebody's attention is to surprise them. Once you're predictable, you're boring.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

Sometimes, I edit my writing drunk because my drunk self has no patience for boredom which tells me exactly what I need to delete.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

Startups are more boring than you think. And the more successful, the more boring.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

Boredom leads to one of these two things: more boredom or more creativity

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

19

Social media hasn’t shortened our attention spans Social media has shortened our attention spans for boring content

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

20

Best thing about the Internet: If you’re curious, you’ll never be bored.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Life never gets boring if you constantly challenge yourself

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

Boredom is the best creative inspiration But now that we have endless stimulation devices in our pockets boredom has to be deliberate

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

Chronic failure is a product of you getting bored before anyone else gets interested.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

24

Enduring a boring existence is an opportunity cost too. If your high-paying job is preventing you from designing a lifestyle that better matches your preferences, it is costing you a huge opportunity. The alternative doesn’t need to pay as much to be worth taking.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

25

Got some boring (but important) work coming up? Concentrate it all together! Don’t spread it out over time. We seem to have a pain threshold (can’t get more bored than some level). So, minimize total boredom via short high-intensity spikes instead of low-intensity stretches.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo