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Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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5 good minutes of: -pushups is a solid workout -sprints will leave you winded -writing can deliver 1 good page -reading can finish an insightful article -meditation can reset your mood You don’t need more time—just a little focused action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great. Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong. Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused. Put in your reps.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Time spent has nothing to do with job done.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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New goals don't deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is a process, not an outcome. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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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

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Best way to learn faster: Have a stake in the outcome. To learn about food, cook for friends. To learn about an idea, publish an article about it. To learn about stocks, invest in the stock market. Risk awakens our learning muscles like a splash of cold water.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Better bored than busy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The optimal zone for performance is “slightly hungry.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Sometimes it seems like getting the job is the hard part. It never is. Doing a great job is always the greatest challenge.

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

@mcuban

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A simple strategy that will save you so many headaches: don't care about winning trivial arguments. Someone says something you don't agree with? Smile, nod, and move on to more important things. Life is short. Not caring about having the last word will save you so much time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When failure is expensive, plan carefully. When failure is cheap, act quickly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don't feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you're cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The world is full of millions of winner-take-all games. You can become good, but not great, at anything via books, teachers, and mentors. It takes natural talent and obsession. Create, play, and win the game of you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Life is short. And if life is short, then moving quickly matters. Launch the product. Write the book. Ask the question. Take the chance. Be thoughtful, but get moving.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You get paid linearly for analyzing and solving problems. You get paid non-linearly for spotting and siezing opportunities.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Doing the job before you get the job is a great way to get the job.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Invest the best hours of your day on the biggest opportunity, not the biggest problem.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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How to see opportunities others miss: 1) Study a totally different field, then return to the original problem. Apply insights from other domains. 2) Invert the problem. Try to achieve the opposite. 3) Find ways to engage with hyper-creative people. Their thinking will rub off.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Do not wait. If there is something you wish to do, go do it. Death comes for busy people too. It will not pause and return at a more convenient time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. 1) Do interesting things. 2) Share them publicly. Like-minded people will come to you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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I meet a lot of people searching for something (career, relationship, etc). And yet, when it’s put in front of them, they won’t pursue it because they fear pain (getting hurt, failure, etc.). So they unconsciously (and expensively) trade self protection for misery.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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In many cases, the bottleneck to achieving results is simply making the time to do the work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you wish you would take something more seriously, do it publicly. Publishing an article pressures you to think clearly. Competing in a race pressures you to train consistently. Presenting on any topic pressures you to learn it. Social pressure forces you to up your game.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The 80/20 rule for meaningful accomplishment: Spend 20 percent of your time exploring broadly and 80 percent of your time relentlessly digging in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If a decision is reversible, make it as soon as possible. If a decision is irreversible, make it as late as possible. When the stakes are low, inaction hurts you. When the stakes are high, speed can kill you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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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

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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

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Trying and struggling looks like incompetence right up until the moment it looks like success.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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No need for conspiracies when incentives do the job better.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Think like an optimist. Prepare like a pessimist.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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This may be the last generation that has a powerful tool like the Internet, and the focused attention span to do deep work.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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99.99 percent of the time waiting for the right moment to do something hard is how you rationalize not doing that hard thing you know you needs to be done. There is no perfect moment. All we have is now. Stop waiting.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Growth comes from doing things you don’t want to do.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Founders run every sprint as if they’re about to lose, but grind out the long race knowing that victory is inevitable.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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When you gain momentum, aim to keep it. It can be easily lost. Act like your life depends on it. Momentum is quite a powerful driver.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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One learns to write by writing, not by reading. One learns to paint by painting, not by watching. One learns to build by building, not by analyzing.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Growth does not come from doing something you already know how to do. To grow: Be unqualified for the next subject you write about. Be unqualified to paint your next painting. Be unqualified for the next job in your career.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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It’s not who you think you are or who you want to be. You are what you do consistently.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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What can you write that no one else can write? Write that. What can you say that no one else can say? Say that. What can you build that no one else can build? Build that.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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You get one life. Do it all. Don’t leave anything in reserve.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Getting exceptional outcomes in life is often about knowing when to turn it on and when to turn it off. When to rest v. when to train hard. When to save v. when to invest. When to talk v. when to listen. When to act v. when to wait. It’s not the act, but the timing of the act.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The easiest way to be happy is to do something that takes your full attention.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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You get paid linearly for doing what everyone else is doing. You get paid non-linearly for correct divergence from the crowd.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Worse writers than you have written and published books. Worse founders than you have built successful businesses. If they can do it, you can too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Highly focused people do not leave their options open. They make choices. If you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You are your actions, not your words. If you really wanted to do that amazing/hard thing you tell everyone you're going to do, you'd be doing, not talking. Jump in the trenches and start doing what you talk about or stop lying to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish