Best 55 Quotes & Tweets on Compounding

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A paradox of life is that the greatest returns come in the long-term, but the opportunity cost of moving slowly is huge. Long-term thinking is not slow acting. Act fast on things that compound. Never let a day pass without doing something that will benefit you in a decade.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Knowledge is the compound interest of curiosity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you want exponential returns ... replace the need to be proven right with the need to achieve the best outcome possible.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The Internet lowers the returns to distributing facts, while social media increases the returns to distributing signaling goods.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Wealth is a game that compounds. Health is a game that plateaus (and then declines). As we age, we should spend more time staying fit and less time making money. Increasingly, working to ward off the effects of aging and allowing the effects of compounding take over.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Before something can compound, it must be sustained. This includes: -Money compounding in your portfolio -Productivity compounding in your organization -Love compounding in your relationships ...and more. In the long-run, the sustainable way is the fast way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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A good choice may go unrewarded for a long time. The best choices tend to provide exponential returns and a hallmark of any compounding process is that the greatest rewards are delayed. Things don't really take off until years later. Keep working. Be patient.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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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

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Getting a PhD is far more expensive than I initially realized. The true cost of a PhD is not merely the cost of school. You lose nearly a decade of earnings during the exact period when your savings would compound the most. Even if you get a full ride, it might not be worth it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You need to be slightly better and let it compound over time. The world will do the rest of the work for you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Don’t just exercise, train. Don’t just read, study. Don’t just paint, take visual notes. Exercise is short term and linear. Training compounds over the long term. In ten years, those who train will be in a different league than those who exercise.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Small habits don't add up, they compound. You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You just need to be slightly better.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The benefits of therapy compound. It takes six months just to establish context. It takes a year (...or two ... or five) until, suddenly, a breakthrough insight reframes your past or alters your worldview. It's like any compounding process: The greatest returns are delayed.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Start early, compound often.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Results are the compound interest of: 1. Consistent effort in a focused direction 2. Constant incremental progress 3. A long period of time Consistency matters more than intensity.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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How to turn content into cash: (thread)

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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ABC: Always be compounding.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Time will multiply whatever you feed it. Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Simplicity compounds. Complexity zeros out.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Here's a mind trick I've started to play with money: I calculate how much my current purchases are costing my future self. (I use 7% interest.) Spend $100 today? I'm taking... $350 from myself in 20 years. $1,000 from myself in 35 years. $3,000 from myself in 50 years.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Getting over yourself offers exponential returns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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It’s not what you start with it’s how you compund. Our entire universe began as smaller than an atom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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No one will work for your success as much as you will. The rest of the world will compound your efforts, but you're responsible for putting in the principal.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Compounding happens slowly, and then all at once.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

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My nights are sacred. Since I started working, I’ve reserved 2-3 nights per week for reading, learning, and thinking. It’s my time without distraction — to explore the wonderful world of ideas. This habit has absolutely changed my life. The benefits keep compounding.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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To get exponential returns, forget learning the latest thing. Instead, focus on what lasts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Billionaire investor Seth Klarman on small, but consistent growth: "The effects of compounding even moderate returns over many years are compelling, if not downright mind-boggling." The same could be said of our habits. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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To go faster we can add energy, do fewer things, or reduce friction. A race car is similar. To make it go faster you can reduce weight, increase power, or reduce drag. Racing resets everyone after each race. We don’t. Small initial advantages compound into big ones.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Investing your time will lead to greater returns than investing your money.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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What ends as a big advantage starts as a small one and compounds over time. Stop looking for big gains and start grinding on the small ones you can repeat day after day.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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It’s not what you start with it’s how you compound. Our entire universe began as smaller than an atom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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When you learn something that doesn’t change, you can step off the treadmill of keeping up and start to compound your knowledge. While this compounding may at first slow you down, it offers exponential returns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Content leverage: Time invested making a video: 45 minutes Runtime of video: 3 minutes Break even on time invested: 15 views 1,000 views = 6,666% ROI on your time

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Everything in life is compound interest: • Doing your 100th workout yields more results than doing your first • Reading your 100th book yields more results than reading your first • Posting your 100th piece of content yields more results than posting your first

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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The benefit of exercising compounds The benefit of relationships compounds The benefit of knowledge compounds The benefit of investing compounds The benefit of eating healthy compounds The benefit of content compounds The benefit of most things compounds

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” –Vladimir Lenin

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

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Work on things that compound.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Skills don’t add, they compound.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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People love to talk about compound interest on their investments, but the same principle applies to writing in public. Every year, your ideas can spread and grow in value at a faster and faster rate.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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If you gave someone $100, you wouldn’t call them rich. But if you kept giving them $100 bills, at some point you’d have to call them rich. Same with organic content. One great piece of content isn’t where the real value is. The real value is in the accumulation of great content.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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When you write online, you get compound interest on your ideas.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Great content has a compounding effect: 1 piece of great content = 1x 100 pieces of great content = 10,000x

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Only discipline teaches compounding.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Earn compound interest on your interests. Publish every day.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The quality of your work increases your capital. The quality of your network increases your returns.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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There are no secrets, but you do have to be incredibly patient to learn a few things that matter. - A good reputation is an economic insurance policy. - Compound interest is incredibly powerful. - It's very hard to succeed doing things you don't like.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Compound your interests for compound interest.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Earn compound interest by compounding your interests.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The internet shortens the amount of time between learning something and implementing it to virtually zero. It also shortens the amount of time to learn from what you implemented. Learn, implement, learn. This loop compounds exponentially.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The compound interest of attention: Spend attention by publishing consistently (making small, frequent deposits in your account.) Earn attention by waiting patiently.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher