Best 32 Quotes & Tweets on Importance

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1

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

2

“Legacy” is the opinion of people not yet born about someone who no longer exists. The only opinion of us that matters is our own. The only time that it matters is now.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

What matters has sharply come into focus. Family matters. Love matters. Kindness matters. Health matters. Generosity matters. People matter. Community matters. The rest is just noise.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Failing at things that matter is better than succeeding at things that don't.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

If something's been on your to-do list for way too long, just remove it. It's not that important.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

Write your goals on a sheet of paper. Circle the three most important. Avoid doing any work on anything that's not circled.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The technical advantages of cryptocurrencies are bootstrap mechanisms for mass-belief. Once enough people believe in a currency, it's real.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

When you know what matters to you, it’s a lot easier to ignore what doesn’t.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

If you want clarity on what matters, imagine the thoughts you'll have on your last day. What matters? - How you treat people - How you love - Whether you live true to yourself - A calm mind The rest is noise.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

The Internet makes you focus on the urgent at the expense of the important

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

If you agree to something, agree to give it your all and treat it like the most important thing in the world. If you can’t do that, just say no.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Thinking is the ability to strip away what doesn't matter from a situation so you can see what does matter.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

Don't ask people what matters to them, watch how they live.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

A 4-Part Theory: 1. Recruiting is hard, but very important. 2. The best employees are 10-100x better than average ones. 3. The best employees want to work on the hard and interesting problems. 4. The harder the challenge, the EASIER it is to build a billion dollar company.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

A spoon is a great tool, but that doesn’t mean you can use it to cut a steak Social media is a great tool, but that doesn’t mean you can use it to solve all of your marketing problems

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

Don’t focus on creating perfect content. Focus on creating relevant content.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

17

In creative work, being obsessed with your craft is more important than working hard

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

The myth that talent matters more than persistence holds us back.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

The most important things can’t be taught, but they can be learned.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Knowing what you don’t know is just as important as knowing what you know

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

21

When you’re busy with what matters in the moment, you forget what matters most.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

What matters in the moment rarely matters in life. Yet what matters in life always matters in the moment.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

The idea that a game between strangers with arbitrary rules and no practical consequences matters, is a social hallucination.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

Make sure it’s you who uses social media. Not the other way around.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

Knowing what's important is more important than it used to be.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

The easiest mistake to make: Focusing on what you can measure instead of what's important.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

Self control is more important than IQ.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

Just because you can’t measure it doesn’t mean it isn’t important Just because you can’t measure it doesn’t mean it you should ignore it Just because you can’t measure it doesn’t mean it won’t significantly move the needle

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

29

Repeat something important & say something new.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

The key to ego is distinguishing between when it's serving you and when it's getting in your way.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

If it’s not a default, it’s not a priority.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

32

Influence isn’t about follower count. It’s about trust.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour