Best 32 Quotes & Tweets on Grit

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1

With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Persistent, non-specific anxiety is the result of wanting so much, talking so much, and doing so much that you lose touch with the quiet joys of solitude.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The optimal zone for performance is “slightly hungry.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Most people don’t get what they really want because they’re afraid of having an uncomfortable conversation

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

6

Loving what you do is a superpower. You'll work longer, harder, think about the problems in contexts that will give you a new perspective, bring it up to people all the time who'll do the same, and the passion is contagious to prospective candidates, investors, and customers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

Worry less about finishing the book, and more about understanding what you read

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

8

I don't like coding that much. I don't like designing that much. I don't like product management that much. But I *love* having shipped a product people love.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

Our gut feeling is an AI that has been trained by millions of years of evolution. It would be extremely foolish to blindly ignore it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

10

Consumer will never go out of fashion because there’s always a new way to repackage human desire.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

11

Your edge is what you love to do that others don’t.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

12

Create content people want to consume, not content you want people to consume

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

13

You can’t use social media to create desire for your product or service. You can only use social media to channel existing desire and direct it towards your product or service.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

14

Stop forcing yourself to build good habits. Start wanting to do something. The good habits will follow automatically. And it's much more fun this way. No fighting with yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

15

Knowing what people actually want is much more important than knowing what people say they want

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

Know the difference between what people want and what people say they want. Sometimes it’s the complete opposite.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

17

Loving what you do is the biggest competitive advantage I know of

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

18

We are evolutionary programmed to want the the same things. What sets us apart is the resources at our disposal and how we choose to pursue them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

You can get almost anything you want out of life, as long as it's one thing and you want it far more than anything else.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

Changing your desires changes your future

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

To like what you do, do what you like.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

If you want to know what someone really wants, asking them is usually an ineffective way of finding out

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

Using 'grit' as a euphemism for working break-neck hours and sleeping terribly is romanticizing desperation for its own sake.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

24

If you think you’re busy, you will always be busy. If you love what you do each day you’ll believe that there’s always room for more love.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

25

Early life grit manifest into leadership later.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

26

I rarely get what I want by pursuing what I think I want. More by knowing what I don't want, by exposing myself to chance encounters, by waiting for opportunities to arise, and by pouncing on any great opportunity. Many times I don't know what I want until I see it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

27

The happiest people tend to be those who can stop their desires and expectations from growing as they go through life. And there’s a big difference between always wanting more -versus- trying to make things better but whatever happens, happens.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

28

Overrated: data Underrated: gut feel

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

29

Your audience doesn’t have the same objectives you have. They don’t care about your needs. They only cares about their own needs.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

30

The most effective beehive is the one in which each bee thinks it's doing what it wants and is working for itself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

31

Our desires are learned. We more strongly desire the things other people desire.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

In fact, having grit - this cherished will to endure hardship - may well just make you an easier target for needless exploitation.

DHH

DHH

@dhh