Best 93 Quotes & Tweets on Embracing change

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Cola has no “taste memory.” For an addict, it can replace water entirely. Social media has infinite variation. For an addict, it can replace learning entirely. Porn can replace sex. Games can replace careers. Sugar can replace nutrition. Drugs can replace motivation. Entirely.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The idea that "change is hard" is one of the biggest myths about human behavior. The truth is, you change effortlessly and all the time. The primary job of the brain is to adjust your behavior based on the environment. Design a better environment. Change will happen naturally.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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A mind that never replaces old beliefs is like a cup that never replaces old water—stale and no longer useful. “The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.” —Bruce Lee

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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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

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The greatest superpower is the ability to change yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Your life changes when you realize that complaining only makes things worse

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Old status symbol: wearing a suit to work New status symbol: wearing jeans and a t-shirt Old status symbol: working 80 hours a week New status symbol: sleeping 8 hours a day Humans are mimetic. Updating our status symbols may be the best way to create sustained systemic change.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The stronger your current beliefs, the weaker your future insights. The hand that clings to an old friend cannot embrace a new one.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The single most effective habit is the willingness to change your own mind.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change: What is rewarded is repeated. What is punished is avoided. You learn what to do in the future based on what you were rewarded for doing (or punished for doing) in the past. Positive emotions cultivate habits. Negative emotions destroy them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Trying to be less wrong is better than trying to be right. When you focus on being less wrong, blindspots become visible, beliefs no longer need protecting, and you become open to better ideas. Outcome over ego.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Things have changed. How you respond is up to you. Those who adapt the fastest will thrive, while those who want the world to go back to the way it was will struggle.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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It is not necessary to change a person in order to change their behavior. Just change their environment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Question everything. Test what you believe to be true. Update when necessary. Repeat.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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When you learn to see the world as it is, and not as you want it to be, everything changes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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In the long-run, adaptation is more useful than optimization. At some point, the environment you optimized for will shift. The rules of the game will change. The flexible prevail.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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We’re about to see a boom in live social media broadcasts: Concerts, workout classes, stand-up comedy, broadway, museum tours... This period will forever change the way we create and consume social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Become what you want to see in the world and it will be so. If you want an amazing relationship with your partner, be an amazing partner. If you want people to be thoughtful and kind, be thoughtful and kind. Small changes in your actions change your entire world.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You don’t change people’s minds with facts. You change people’s mind with emotions.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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If you want to “change the world,” don’t work 20 hours more a week. Start your own company.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Simple but not easy. Learn how to ... Ask great questions of others and the world. Listen attentively to the answers. Change your mind. Stop talking when there is nothing to say. Make others look good around people they care about.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The ability to change your perspective when you’re wrong is better than being smart

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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While you have a default narrative, ultimately you decide the story you tell yourself about an experience. That story changes the future. Most of the time our narrative comes from the way we want to see the world, not the way it is. Change the narrative. Change the path.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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We need more polymaths. People who can synthesize the wonderful worlds of physics, art, fashion, poetry, music, law, philosophy, economics, psychology, architecture, design, biology, aeronautics, literature, and technology. Great polymaths change how we see the world.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The people who personally grow the fastest have one thing in common: they are able to thrive within constantly changing circumstances.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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The degree to which people are willing to non-conform to do the right thing is a big predictor of both success and happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Traits of exceptional entrepreneurs: 1) Disagreeable: They’re unsatisfied with the world, often to a point of anger. 2) High-agency: They believe they can shape the world, often to a point of pride. 3) Curious: They build before they’re experts, often to a point of arrogance.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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I think I’ve changed more minds since I stopped trying to.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Small changes in either direction feed on themselves: When you're a little over weight, you get depressed, then you eat more. When you exercise, you feel better, then you sleep better. Change the momentum. Change the outcome.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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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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Don't try to change "the world." Change your world. Your community's world. The worlds of your loved ones. "The world" can be a distraction.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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One simple change has made a HUGE difference in my life. Old: I used to hang with people for 60 minutes at a time. New: Now I spend 3-6 hours with friends at a time. The laughs are louder, the relationships are stronger, and the conversations are deeper. Strong recommend.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Social media marketing requires as much learning as is does unlearning. Never be married to an idea that used to work. Platforms, algorithms, and culture all change to quickly.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Surprise is the beginning of opportunity. When something doesn't make sense, it means your model of how things work is wrong. Instead of dismissing what doesn't make sense, dive in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Products that change muscle memory change the world.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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From Chapter 2 of Atomic Habits: "True behavior change is identity change. When your behavior and your identity are fully aligned, you are no longer pursuing change. You are simply acting like the type of person you already believe yourself to be."

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Change the world by finding yourself.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Get better at social media by changing your habits: • Read more to become a better writer • Take more photos to become a better photographer • Follow inspiring thinkers to become a better thinker

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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You reserve the right to change your mind at any time. Especially if it’s the result of learning new information.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When trying to improve, constant progress trumps big wholesale changes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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You can't change how you feel. But. 1) You can change your actions in response to those feelings. 2) You can change the environment that lead to those feelings. 3) You can change the narrative in your head. Focus on what you change.

Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo

@joulee

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The best way to change someone’s mind is to be befriend them The best way to befriend someone is to build trust with them The best way to build trust with someone is to give without an expectation of anything in return

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Hang out with people of all ages. Young. Old. Those in the middle. You’ll be surprised how much perspective the variance brings.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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I can’t stress this enough: Change your habits, change your identity

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Change happens slowly, and then all at once.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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If you’re serious about making real change, then you have to start small. Tiny actions become consistent patterns.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear