Best 58 Quotes & Tweets on Distinction / unique

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1

A group of people who think differently is a market. A group of people who think alike is a mob.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Everyone has an idea, what sets people apart is execution.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

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

5

Worse writers than you have written and published books. Worse founders than you have built successful businesses. If they can do it, you can too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

Let me just lay this to rest: 🚫 People don’t bootstrap their businesses. 👉 They self-fund them. 🚫 People don’t have lifestyle business. 👉 They have cash flow businesses.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

7

For all people in the tech industry argue about working hard, we don’t actually work that hard. Compared to people in finance, the culinary industry, and law – it’s not even close.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

Don’t do a better job than the competition, do what the competition can’t do.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

9

Consistently successful people have the ability to separate what matters from what doesn't and see what everyone else is overlooking. This skill is earned by doing the thinking, not buying the thinking.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

If you do things the same way as everyone else, expect the same results as everyone else.

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

Often the easy path is hard in the long run and what’s hard in the short run is the easy path in the long run.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

You don't want a job where someone new can do it as effectively as you with 6 months of training.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

Make art that makes you happy. Make art that makes you better. Make art that makes you money. Make art that makes a difference.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

15

People who try to get one thing done get more things done than people who try to get ten things done.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

16

A 1% change makes a huge difference. 0.99 ^ 365 = 0.03 1.01 ^ 365 = 37.78

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Easy to make fun of people. Hard to make something for people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

If you do the same thing as everyone else, you can expect the same results as everyone else.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

School: No notes. No Internet. No calculators. Real-life: Unlimited notes, unlimited Internet, unlimited calculators.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

The best way to separate yourself from your competition is to take inspiration from outside of your industry

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

The difference between successful social media accounts and really successful social media accounts is that really successful social media accounts say no to posting almost everything

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

If someone else can create a similar product or service, then brand is the only thing that can differentiate you from your competitors

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

It’s easy to go fast. It’s hard to go far.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

Going against the consensus opinion is easy. Going against the consensus and being correct is hard. Outperformance requires advantageous divergence. “Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” ― Ralph Charell

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

If you want to stand out, you can’t do what everyone else is doing: If everyone else is shouting, you need to whisper If everyone else is sprinting, you need to walk If everyone else is formal, you need to be casual If everyone else is perfect, you need to be imperfect

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

26

Most people would rather sit around the table drinking and say I could have done X than give up those nights working on uncertain success.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

If your product can’t be unique, your brand has to be.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

28

The more you let your own personality seep into the content you create, the less you risk sounding like everyone else

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

29

Traditional educators tend to see entertainment and education as opposites. Online educators tend to see entertainment and education as synergistic.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

30

When you compete to be the best, you imitate. When you compete to be unique, you innovate. Aim to be unique.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

31

Unpopular opinion: Video conferencing is more productive than meeting in-person. Easier to stay on topic. Harder to get distracted.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

The gulf between the perception of what it's like to be an entrepreneur & what it's actually like to be an entrepreneur couldn't be larger.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

The more organic the process, the harder it is to copy.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

When things happen that agree with our view of the world, we naturally think they are good for us and others. When they conflict with our views, they are wrong and bad. But the world is smarter than we are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

Note to self: High standards will make you stand out. Perfectionism will make you burn out.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

36

In modern times, systems have replaced individuals as persecutors of individuals. Against systems, individuals can only protest or escape.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

37

Soon, we won’t be able to tell the difference between a Workday, Workplace or Workspace.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

38

There’s a difference between having high standards and being a perfectionist. Having high standards will make you stand out. Being a perfectionist will make you burn out.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

39

We’re influenced by people playing a different game than we are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

Your average readers will wish your articles were shorter, but your best ones will wish they were longer

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Long: - Leveraged work - Remote work - Proof of work Short: - 40 hour weeks - Offices - Resumes

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

42

Steal so many great ideas that when you combine them you create something completely unique and specific to you or your brand

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

43

The only thing people can't get elsewhere is you.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

44

If you tweet dumb things the smart things will seem smarter.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

45

Action is the only differentiator.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

46

Everyone steals content ideas. Just don’t steal them from your competitors. Steal them from different industries so that you stand out from your competition.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

47

Being unique in private is extremely common. Being unique in public is extremely rare.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

Online writing is not like regular writing. Here’s how: You have to be different. You’re competing for attention against all the information on the Internet. You don’t just write to share information. You write to attract outstanding people. An incredible skill to have.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

One way to be the best at something is to be the only at something.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

50

The difference between ambition and delusion is hindsight.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl