Best 167 Quotes & Tweets on Growth

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1

The person who learns the most in any classroom is the teacher. Lesson: If you really want to learn a topic, then “teach” it. Write a book. Teach a class. Build a product. Start a company. The act of making something will force you to learn more deeply than reading ever will.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

All systems insulated from feedback from free markets or natural forces eventually get corrupted.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

5 things to consider removing next year: -one toxic person -one annoying customer -one topic that robs your attention -one belief that’s holding you back -one commitment that isn’t worth the effort You don’t have to add things to your life to improve it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Your identity can hold you back: -I'm terrible with directions. -I have a sweet tooth. -I'm bad at math. ...or build you up: -I'm the type of person who doesn't miss workouts. -I finish what I start. -I read every day. Build habits that reinforce your desired identity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Build small habits, but make big plans. (1) Keep your daily actions small. Strive to get 1% better every day. (2) Keep your daily mindset big. Think about how you can play a bigger game. Always start small. Never play small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut. But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China. Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Our kids will view email the way we view the postal service.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Persistence is paramount on the long road to product-market fit. Partners disappoint. Customers delay. Growth stalls. Passions fade. Loyalty to each other gets the team to the other side.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

The most overlooked and underappreciated growth strategy is patience. (More specifically, consistently producing great work over a long time horizon.)

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Nothing will unlock as much value for humanity as moving technology innovation from Silicon Valley into the cloud.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Spend less time convincing people, more time finding people who are already convinced.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

If you wanted to boost tech adoption and media consumption, you couldn’t come up with a better scheme than placing everyone under house arrest.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

It’s much easier to turn a customer into a repeat customer than a non-customer into a customer. And repeat customers are better at turning non-customers into customers than you are.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

15

My number one predictor of whether or not a company will find product-market fit: High shipping cadence.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Exceptional teachers not only understand their topic, but also know why someone might misunderstand it. Great writers, coaches, & leaders know the mistakes their readers, players, & employees are likely to make. You want a master who remembers what it is like to be a beginner.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Your first 100 customers will come through cold emails and warm intros. The next 1,000 will come from their referrals. You’ll reach 10,000 as your product slowly becomes the default for a use case. And 100,000 when it’s the default for a whole industry.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

from a founder i really respect: "the hardest thing for me to learn was that the market does not care about effort or struggle, only output"

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

19

To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks. To take risks, you must be willing to be vulnerable. Therefore: To achieve success, you must be willing to be vulnerable.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

20

Being a founder is great for personal growth, because if you don’t grow your business dies.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

Everyone ages at the same rate. One second at a time. Not everyone feels the same age. Master your health habits and you can buy yourself more time. Not everyone learns at the same rate. Master your learning habits and you can make more of the time you have.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

The odds of success increase if: -you get more shots on goal -there is more than one way success can occur -there is a long time frame in which things can go right -you pursue a subset of strategies where the typical performance is better than the overall average.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

The Internet evolved media from physical to digital, from paid to free, from editorial to social. Next up: from corporate to ownerless.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

If you're broke, you want the get-rich-quick scheme to be true. If you run a startup, you want the questionable growth metrics to be true. It's easy to fool yourself when you want to be fooled.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Technology is not only the thing that moves the human race forward, but it’s the only thing that ever has. Without technology, we’re just monkeys playing in the dirt.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

Most underappreciated skill for new founders: Numeracy. Can you speak with authority about your numbers, now and in the future? Can you define the levers of your growth, pick feasible goals, and then hit them week after week, month after month? This is true product market fit

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

27

Focus collapses your options in the short-term, but expands them in the long-term.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

Most startup pitches underweight on distribution strategy. You can build the best product - but if you distribute through the same channels as everyone else, you aren’t being creative enough. Create a distribution strategy that surprises the people you pitch. You’ll stand out.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

29

We hold onto our flaws because they are insurance for our failures. Every fear serves a purpose. When we cling to unhelpful beliefs and old fears, we can blame failure on them. Growth requires the courage to give our best effort and not blame our flaws as the cause of failure.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

It's not too late to start a software business. Today only 3% of commerce happens online. It will become 97%. That's an almost-guaranteed 30x growth over the coming decades, not counting second order effects. (Now hurry up, or you'll only get a guaranteed 20x growth!)

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

31

A future society may support overclocking brilliant young scientists with mental performance enhancing drugs to get more scientific breakthroughs.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

32

Don’t write a book but instead start a subscription only newsletter. 20x more money plus recurring revenue.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

33

The quickest way to build an audience is to tell people what they already believe.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

34

Post product-market fit product strategy: - Double down on what works - Deprecate non-core features to reduce surface area - If it’s valuable, measure & optimize it - Remove your ego & copy great ideas if they help your users - Don’t get distracted by building net-new products

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

35

Growth is outsmarting yourself.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

36

Growth tips/tricks are like "Get rich fast" schemes- they promise instant results, but they don't work The real answer is painstaking iteration to get p/m fit, nailing a single growth channel, layering on over time, hiring teams and building repeatable systems Get rich slow

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

@andrewchen

37

It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a community to build a business.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

38

Nitpicking is an expression of innumeracy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

39

The 5-step guide to grow your social media following: 1) Decide why people should follow you 2) Create content in support of your why 3) Refuse to post content that does not support your why 4) Consistently post that content 5) Post more of what resonates, less of what doesn’t

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

40

Raising $10M isn't easy, but turning it into $10.1M is much harder.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

41

GTM strategy: Build a good product.

Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr.

@jmj

42

If you’re having a hard time: - Raising money - Hiring people - Getting customers The problem may not be in your ability to fundraise, hire, or sell. Those are symptoms. The problem is probably more fundamental: lack of growth, lack of product-market fit, you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

43

It’s possible that both censorship-resistant sound money and permissionlessly-programmable computing platforms are going to be huge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

44

Content strategy in three words: Document your evolution.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

45

It’s not what you start with it’s how you compund. Our entire universe began as smaller than an atom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

46

Do not improve your product based on the feedback of those who do not use your product. Improve your product by talking to the people who already use your product, but aren't in love with it. Reward early adopters, who in turn will reward you with more users.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

47

Evolution is not what is created, but what is eliminated. Natural selection occurs via gradual destruction. Many suboptimal characteristics persist because they are not bad enough to prevent survival. It is not the strong who survive, but the weak who get cut.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

48

Startups that can operate will small teams have a huge advantage. Extreme case of this is not needing anyone but the founders.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

49

Compounding happens slowly, and then all at once.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

50

Build a business that gives you more free time as you grow

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell