Best 13 Quotes & Tweets on Intensity

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1

Most people need consistency more than they need intensity. Intensity: -run a marathon -write a book in 30 days -silent meditation retreat Consistency: -don't miss a workout for 2 years -write every week -daily silence Intensity makes a good story. Consistency makes progress.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

If it’s easy you’re not learning.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

3

The longer the time frame for results, the less you need intensity and the more you need consistency.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Results are the compound interest of: 1. Consistent effort in a focused direction 2. Constant incremental progress 3. A long period of time Consistency matters more than intensity.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Often the easy path is hard in the long run and what’s hard in the short run is the easy path in the long run.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

The harder thing in the short term often ends up being easier in the long run.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The only people who say it’s easy are people who haven’t done it

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

8

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

9

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

10

Obstacles are there to show us how badly we want something.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

Think something is hard? It's because you haven't done it before. Not because it's actually hard. What was once hard becomes easy with time.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

12

Make software work harder so you can work smarter.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

13

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