Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher quotes on making progress

Unemployed. Built @visualizevalue, building @value.

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Everyone you admire is still figuring it out.

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How to never make progress: Be afraid of contradicting yourself.

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Information is like food: Consuming more than you need is comforting in the moment but it always slows you down.

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We reward our good behavior with bad behavior and wonder why we don’t make progress.

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For every 0.1% you get better at something, you leapfrog millions of people.

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Progress relies on you saying no to hundreds of things every day.

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How to build a good business: Build an awful business. How to write well: Write terribly. How to sell well: Sell badly. If you won’t tolerate bad, you can't get good.

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How to get good at something: Do it for people you care about.

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Progress is quiet and gradual. Setback is loud and sudden.

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Financial progress is the process of divorcing your time from your income. It's a long and messy process, but you won't regret getting it done.

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Progress only happens when we're able to admit we're wrong.

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Progress is trying to be less stupid than yesterday.

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We progress faster when we admit we don’t know.

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It’s a beautiful day to start building something you can improve tomorrow.

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The sooner you start, the sooner you improve.

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1. Get better at doing. 2. Get better at communicating.

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We should pay more attention to energy as a success metric. Ruthlessly cut things that reduce your energy, incorporate things that increase it.

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Solve a problem ten times, figure out the process. Solve a problem twenty times, improve the process. Solve a problem thirty times, codify the process. Solve a problem forty times, productize the process.

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If one person disagreeing with you on the internet can stop you, I’d recommend not starting.

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Progress = doing more with less.

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How to overcome a fear of failure: Fail enough times to understand it’s the only thing that makes you better.

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Progress is deciding what to stop doing.

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Overtake everyone looking for the secret by realizing there isn't one.

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While you make plans, they make progress.

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Progress is reducing the cost of experimentation.

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If you don’t have a plan, you can’t fail. If you don’t fail, you can’t get better.

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Progress is doing more with less.

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Improve communication, increase revenue. Improve systems, increase profit.

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How to write insightfully: Get more insight. How to get more insight: Fail more. How to fail more: Do more.

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We use the time created by technological progress to complain about technological progress.

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How to do better work for others: Work on yourself.

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Panic is exponential. Progress is linear.

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For a great relationship, Look after your spouse. For great health, Look after your body. For a great business, Look after your customers. The fundamentals never change.

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Progress is imperceptible day to day, obvious month to month, staggering year to year.

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Things you can do to force growth: - Make commitments publicly - Ask for brutal feedback - Raise your prices

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Progress is a series of slightly better guesses.

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For every 0.1% you get better at something, you leapfrog millions of people. Think globally, execute individually.

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Most progress happens by denying the instinct to panic.

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Motion is the antidote.

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To regress, focus on what was. To progress, focus on what is.

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Most of our progress is denied by the false assumption other people know what they're doing.

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A society that forbids contradiction denies growth.

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The improvement of the world depends upon people who believe in improvement.

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Communication is a force multiplier. Improve to: - Build better - Sell better

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The increasing amount of time and energy spent complaining about the lack of human progress is enabled by human progress.

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If you want more out of life, the worst possible strategy is to wait for someone else to give it to you. 1. Because it prevents you from learning how to get it yourself. 2. Because they won’t.

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Improve the process, increase the proceeds.

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There is no progress without incentive.

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Progress is limited by your ability to change your mind.

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Because progress requires us to admit we don’t know something, most of us don’t make any.

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