Best 98 Quotes & Tweets on Getting started

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Having the self-belief that you will be able to figure things out as you go along is critical to success at anything hard. Get started and trust yourself. No one has all the answers at the beginning.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

2

Things you don't have to do to start a company: - Quit your job - Learn to code - Write a business plan - Raise money - Hire employees Things you have to do: Start.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Whether you’re starting a company or a cult, recruit for conviction, not curiosity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Stop worrying about how long it will take and get started. Time will pass either way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

It is better to start as a fool and learn from your mistakes than to fake being a genius and ignore your errors.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

A tough question to consider today: How long will you put off what you're capable of doing just to maintain what you're currently doing?

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

If the only reason you're not pursuing a dream is because of the length of time it will take to achieve it, you should start right now. Think long-term.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

If you haven’t started, then taking action is more important than finding the best strategy. If you’re already taking action, then ensuring you’re working on the right thing is more important than working harder. Your effort sets your floor. Your strategy sets your ceiling.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

How to prepare for bad luck: -spend less than you earn -build an emergency fund -get fit before you need to -be the friend you’ll need some day -ask “How could X go wrong?” and plan for failure -build confidence by conquering small challenges when life is easy

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

If you work, inspiration will come. If you wait, inspiration will too.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Time is not money. You can lose money and make it back. If you lose time, it's gone forever. Two implications: 1. Get to a point where you can trade money for time, not time for money. 2. Don't wait, start today. Tell someone how you feel. Start *that* project. ...

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Start with who you wish to become. Shift to how that person would act. Shrink to what you can control.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

You never realize your potential by accident, only by choice.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

A common path to failure is ignoring the fundamentals while searching for a better way to do things. A common path to success is ignoring things while searching for a better way to do the fundamentals.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

Start, because continuing is so much easier.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

16

If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

The gap between starting before you feel ready and waiting for permission can be a lifetime.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

The right employer for you may not exist. You may have to build it for yourself and others like you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

The first 1,000 hours are the hardest.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

Being born in the late 20th century and being interested in computers and capable of programming them is basically like winning the lottery.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

21

You'll never know how good of a musician you could have been. You'll never know how good of a painter you could have been. You'll never know how good of a writer you could have been. If you don't give yourself the chance.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

22

Options reveal themselves after starting. If you feel uncertain in the beginning—join the club. Nobody starts with all the answers. The path to the summit is not fully visible from base camp.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

If you’re scared to start something because you might fail, here’s a reminder: you’re already failing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

24

It's better to start something and risk looking like an idiot than sit there and accomplish nothing.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

A principle for writing, investing, and life in general: It is much easier to notice when something is working than to predict ahead of time if it will work. Take action, make many small bets, and run lots of quick (but thoughtful) experiments. Then, double-down on the winners.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

Want to start a restaurant? Start cooking. Invite friends over. Their friends. Start charging. Do pop-ups. Same goes for anything else. Get as far you can without permission, before you need anyone else's.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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"Is it too late for me to get started?" It's early days of software. It's early days of filmmaking. It's early days of storytelling and art. It's early days of money. It's early days of governance. It's early days of medicine. It's probably early days for you too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

28

Too much focus on finding 1,000 true fans. Not enough focus on finding your 1 true believer. An audience is great – but more often it's a first client, a first boss, a first investor, a first employee, or a first customer that fundamentally changes the trajectory of your career.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

29

Saying you want to "learn to code" to get into tech/start a startup is like saying "I want to learn how to lay bricks" when you're interested in becoming a real estate developer. You don't need to learn to code. You need to understand how it all fits together.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

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Step 1: Life is a series of games. Carefully choose which games you want to play. Step 2: Each game has a set of rules. Develop a deep understanding of them. Step 3: Master a niche within the rules. Play to your strengths. Step 4: Step outside the rules. Create your own game.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

32

Start early, compound often.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

33

Cooking one healthy meal isn’t enough to get fit. Writing one sentence isn’t enough to finish your novel. Reading one page isn’t enough to make you smart. Asking one person out might not be enough to find love. ... but it’s a good start.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

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

35

Starting something = 0.1% of effort Doing it consistently = 99.9% of effort

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

Showing up is the first step. Every. Single. Day.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. You don't have to build everything you want today, just lay a brick.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

38

Once upon a time there was someone who was waiting for the perfect moment to start a company. Rumor has it, they're still waiting...

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

39

It doesn’t really matter what kind of exercise you do, it matters that you exercise. It doesn’t really matter what you write about, it matters that you write. It doesn’t really matter what you build, it matters that you start building. Just start!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

40

If you want to start a band, you should probably learn an instrument. If you want to start a restaurant, you should probably learn to cook. If you want to start a startup, you should probably learn to code.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Creators often say they're scared of putting themselves out there. What we tell them: Think of the dumb tweets you read last week. Think of the meh paintings. Think of the stupid videos. Can't remember any? Neither will anyone else, about you. Just get started!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

42

You can’t make a comeback if you don’t start.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

43

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

44

Start now. Optimize later. Imperfect starts can always be improved. Obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

It's not how long it's going to take, it's that you took the first step today.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

46

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the last 5 years, it’s this: Starting companies is really hard. Tweaking existing companies to make them better is much easier and sometimes just as fun.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

47

If you’re scared to start something because you might fail, here’s a reminder: you’re already failing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

In the beginning, you just have to master the art of showing up. You don't even have to succeed. You just need to get started.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

49

When deciding what to do, the best choice is often one that's simple but hard.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

@paulg

50

The common regret in anything worth doing is not starting earlier.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher