Best 80 Quotes & Tweets on Execution

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How things get done in the world: Relentless focus Self-confidence Personal connections Effective leadership (communication, management, vision, and evangelism)

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

2

You’d be surprised how far you’ll get by just doing what you say you’ll do.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Your success depends on the risks you take. Your survival depends on the risks you avoid.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

It’s common to have vision; it’s rare to have plans.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

5

Your current habits are perfectly designed to deliver your current results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

In a world where information is abundant and easy to access, the real advantage is knowing where to focus.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Anticipate, but don’t expect. Anticipation: You’re excited for what the future holds, but you don’t try to control it. Expectation: You try to predict the future and restrict your happiness to one outcome. Always be excited about the possibilities. Never be entitled to them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

If you... 1) develop a bias for moving fast 2) consistently ask, “What’s the real goal here and is there a better way to accomplish it?” ... you can accomplish a lot in one life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

The things that matter most can't be copied. You can copy goals, you can't copy discipline. You can copy ideas, you can't copy execution. You can copy answers, you can't copy understanding. You can copy thinking, you can't copy thinking for yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

It’s increasingly clear that the wealth and power of any given nation state will be proportional to its ability to create and utilize new technology.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

We chase what's sexy and miss what matters - Excitement starts something. Execution completes it. - Speed makes a good story. Velocity makes a difference. - Complexity makes you sound smart. Focusing on the basics shows you are. - New commands attention. Old offers insight.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Life is too short to not be pursuing the best opportunity you know of.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

You can't buy wisdom. You have to earn it. A conversation, tweet, or book isn't going to make you smarter. What makes you smarter is the lonely work of chewing on it, digesting it, and making it yours.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

What kills your dreams isn't a lack of competence, but rather confidence. Confidence comes from how you talk to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

You always hold the rights to your effort, but never to your results. Results are entitled to no one. At best, they are on loan and must be renewed each day. All you own is the right to try.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

The optimal strategy might be executing a suboptimal plan at a fast pace. Strategy evolves as lessons are learned—and the person who moves faster, learns faster. Learning is a marathon and perfection is a weighted vest.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Giving your best effort does not mean simply working harder at what you were already doing. It can mean that, but it often means searching harder for a better way to do things. Giving your best effort involves execution and strategy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

19

You can borrow knowledge but you can't borrow execution.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

It is the mark of a charlatan to explain a simple concept in a complex way.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

21

A lot of great ideas look easy and obvious in retrospect, but it's still somehow enormously difficult to figure out the first time someone does it. It's an easy way to trivialize important contributions. If it was so obviously good, why did no one else do it?

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

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Practice doing what you need to do even when you don't want to. Get it done first so you don't have to keep thinking about it.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

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What are you passionate about? What is your purpose? What is your one true calling? Questions like these are popular, but can be hard to answer. Inversion provides clarity: You can discover what you want to do simply by eliminating everything you don't want to do.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

The Internet is the most important technology in our lives. You don't need permission to build things on the Internet. All you need is an idea, a vision, 2-3 skills, and the discipline to execute it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

Until you try your best, you’ll never know if it was actually genes/misfortune/bad luck holding you back.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

When you copy best practices, you also copy unseen errors.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

Even fewer people are willing/able to actually execute on plans. People who have a bold vision, specific plans, and execution ability can make magic happen.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

28

Speed matters, but stamina matters even more. Go as fast as possible while staying fully recovered. Go fast. Stay fresh.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Type I thoughts = ideas you have Type II thoughts = ideas you act upon Type I thoughts have never changed the world.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

Not enough is said about the power of thinking about one topic for a long period of time. If you revisit a topic continually for a few years, most problems (and many solutions) will occur to you at some point. Expertise can be the gradual accumulation of many modest insights.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your habits are how you embody a particular identity. “We acquire virtues by first having put them into action... We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage.” —Aristotle Act to become.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

32

If you're a domain expert and you feel that it's almost too late to start startup x, it's the perfect time to.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

@paulg

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Every creative project starts as an imitation. You begin by mapping what you already know or have previously seen onto the situation. But if you iterate and recombine enough, it becomes an original.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

Sometimes parents ask me how to apply Atomic Habits to their kids. I’m starting to think the best way is the most straightforward: apply Atomic Habits to yourself. It’s hard to convince them a habit should be a priority when you only make it an option. Show them your best self.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

35

The more you execute, the more you fail. The more you fail, the less you care. The less you care, the more you execute.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

For ideas to truly stick, we must make contact with them repeatedly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

37

When motivation is high focus on doing hard things. When motivation is low focus on tiny, easy things.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

Excitement starts something. Execution completes it. Excitement feels good. Action is good.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

The biggest problem with learning is the illusion that it has taken place.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

You can’t call it easy if you haven’t done it before.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

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In addition to assisting remote workers, a commitment to a written culture helps quickly moving organizations by making sure that people execute on decisions made even if they were not yet hired when the decision was made.

Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie

@patio11

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In most cases, I think people are better off with no advice than some advice. There’s a good chance whatever advice you get lacks context and likely doesn’t apply. With no advice, something special happens - you have to figure it out yourself. You put your full brain to work.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

43

So much of success can be explained in one sentence: “I had one good idea and executed like a crazy person for 10 years.”

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

44

Ideas are abundant. Execution is scarce.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

45

Ideas are not worthless, they are just hard to monetize without great execution.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

46

Beware work that feels good but has no tangible result.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

47

Fundamental skill: Planning, organizing, and executing projects. No matter what you do, from cleaning your house to to running a company, life is a series of projects. Life is a game of project management.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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When everything feels like a priority nothing gets prioritized. If your efforts are scattered, outcomes will be too. Discipline and persistence lead to unimaginable outcomes. Basic steps to take when you’re struggling: 🤔 Prioritize 🎯 Focus 🤓 Execute 🧠 Review ⚡️ Repeat

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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My rules for business: 1) Team up with people who work fast. 2) Communicate in long-form writing as much as possible. 3) Do two kinds of planning: weekly planning and quarterly planning. Then, execute. 4) Learning and sharing the best of what I learn is my marketing strategy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The right idea in the wrong hands is indistinguishable from the wrong idea.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan