Best 31 Quotes & Tweets on Inspiration

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1

Inspiration is perishable - act on it immediately.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The way to inspiration is to struggle, then release.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

The online course arbitrage. People will pay $10-20 for a book, but those same people will pay $1,000-2,000 for the same information in a live video format. The lesson: People want more than information. They also want inspiration, accountability and friends to learn with.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

People think good social media is difficult. It’s not. Create content that does at least one of the following: -Educates -Entertains -Informs -Inspires

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

6

The best way to separate yourself from your competition is to take inspiration from outside of your industry

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

7

Make your audience happy, motivated, and informed, by making your content entertaining, inspiring, and educational.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

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

9

No single act will uncover more creative genius than forcing yourself to create consistently. You have to show up before inspiration will.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Those who struggle with inspiration should just take the crappy ideas they have and make them happen. The best way to have ideas is to have ideas, and the best path to the good ideas is through the bad ones. Plus, good ideas often look crappy, and crappy ideas often look good.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Comparing yourself to others is beneficial if it leads to inspiration rather than envy. Nothing that I’m doing is my own original idea. I simply saw others doing something, and asked myself: "Why not me?"

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

12

Few things will inspire you like a specific compliment from somebody you admire. It's amazing... one sentence can carry you for years.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Consistency works, but it's extremely unpleasant. You're constantly fighting yourself. If you want it to last, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take long breaks in between. It might not be as effective, but who cares?! It's more enjoyable.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

14

Consistency is overrated. If you're forcing yourself to produce against your will, your output is unlikely to be worth consuming. If you want a process that lasts, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take a break when you have nothing to add.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

15

What I've learned about online education: 1) People don't just want information. They want inspiration, friendship, and accountability. 2) Self-paced courses don't usually work because transformative learning can only happen with a group of peers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

Your best creative moments come in flashes of inspiration, but those flashes only happen if you show up consistently

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

Steal from one person to create something and it’s called plagiarism Steal from 100 people to create something and it’s called inspiration

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

18

My #1 Learning Strategy: FOMO your way towards brilliance. Step 1: Surround yourself with intellectually hungry people. Step 2: Hang out with them. They'll inspire you and give you "Information FOMO." Step 3: Learn on your own. Go back to step 1. Repeat cycle forever.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

Instead of starting with an idea & then try to make it a reality, I start with my reality & then try to find ideas that fit. Inspiration comes from constraints.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

20

Great teachers don’t just explain things. They make things INTERESTING. Students who aren’t committed won’t learn much. But passionate students are unstoppable — especially in the age of the Internet. Inspiration first. Explanation second.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Building a writing habit is the #1 factor in the success of a writer. Once you start writing, you’ll be motivated to level-up your skills. Action inspires inspiration more than inspiration inspires action. Write daily. Publish weekly.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

22

Few things in life are better than working with kind, inspired, and imaginative people.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

Everyone is capable of making art that inspires.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

24

I don't keep a list of ideas. Inspiration and opportunity are perishable, and when those two meet, I start immediately.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

25

Trying to follow someone else's exact footsteps is the wrong way to get inspired. When looking for inspiration, it's about discovering ideas and attitudes. The details don't matter. They're up to you to determine, based on your preferences and circumstances.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

26

Stop focusing on one precise grandiose ambition, and stop trying to predict what will work. Instead, inspire yourself from random things, and take many small safe-to-fail bets.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

27

Some people will inspire you to change because they see you in a way that you want to see yourself.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

28

A reframe on inspiration: If something inspires you, you were already inspired, you just didn't know how to articulate it yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

29

Inspiration surplus, action deficit.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

30

The best inspiration comes from people who think the thoughts you never would think to think of

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

31

Conserving energy is a natural part of making progress. When the circumstances demand rest, rest. When inspiration strikes, strike. I've been productive via "intensity over consistency" for many years, and if you can do it, I highly recommend trying it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo