Best 219 Quotes & Tweets on Making progress

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Working on a problem reduces the fear of it. It’s hard to fear a problem when you are making progress on it—even if progress is imperfect and slow. Action relieves anxiety.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

When making plans, think big. When making progress, think small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

With my desire to improve everything, I destroy the moment.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Go smaller. Can't learn an exercise? Reduce the range of motion. Struggling to grasp a new concept? Break it down. Failing to stick with a habit? Make it easy. Master stage one, then advance.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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It's better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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To improve, compare little things. -marketing strategies -exercise technique -writing tactics To be miserable, compare big things. -career path -marriage -net worth Comparison is the thief of joy when applied broadly, but the teacher of skills when applied narrowly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Win the day. There are many questions swirling right now... How long will this last? How will we manage? How will we recover? How worried should I be? Leave it be. Nobody knows the answers. Have the best day you can, today. Win the moment in front of you now. Win the day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Improvement is a battle that must be fought anew each day. Your next workout doesn't care how strong your last one was. Your next essay doesn't care how popular your last one was. Your next investment doesn't care how smart your last one was. Your best effort, again.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The feeling of progress is one of the best feelings of all. This is true even when progress is small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

You can be happy with who you are and still want to be better. You can love your body and still want to improve it. You can appreciate your financial state and still want to improve it. Progress doesn’t require self-loathing. You can feel successful along the way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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5 things to consider removing next year: -one toxic person -one annoying customer -one topic that robs your attention -one belief that’s holding you back -one commitment that isn’t worth the effort You don’t have to add things to your life to improve it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Focus on your daily results and you’ll often make poor long-term choices. Focus on your daily choices and you’ll almost certainly enjoy good long-term results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

Take all the energy you spend on... -worrying about the past -worrying about the future -worrying about the news -worrying about what others think -worrying about if you might fail ... and channel that energy into one useful micro-action within your control. Then repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Start making small investments early in life: • Takes many failures to figure it out • Best investments have long feedback loops • Capital : labor ratio generally increases in life • Can improve all the way through old age

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Progress requires unlearning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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People generally have more control over their actions than their feelings. But we can influence our feelings by taking action. Take one small step. Move the body first and the mind will follow.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

There are nearly endless opportunities to improve each day and finding them largely boils down to being curious. People who are better in the end are usually curious in the beginning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Hard work is the engine. Strategy is the GPS. It’s difficult to get anywhere without hard work. If the engine stops running, progress stalls. But you’ll waste a lot of gas without a good strategy. It’s easier to make progress when you’re following the optimal path.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Things you can improve: - Your attitude - Memory - Discipline - Creativity - Time management - Stamina - Writing ability - Charisma - Happiness Things you can’t: - The past

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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"Little by little, one goes far."

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The most useful form of patience is persistence. Patience implies waiting for things to improve on their own. Persistence implies keeping your head down and continuing to work when things take longer than you expect.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Strength training is the assassin of self-doubt. It’s nearly impossible for confidence to decline when you watch the weight on the bar increase each week—even when starting from a modest level.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Improvement is an endless game. You can finish: -building a profitable company -writing a bestseller -winning a championship You can never finish: -perfecting your craft -learning all you can -maximizing your potential The way to win is to master that which can never be won.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you want to improve your writing, start by becoming a better note-taker. Save only the best notes: Don't hoard information. Save your top 5-10% of ideas only. That way, you can trust that everything in your note-taking system is high-quality.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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There will always be room for high quality work. Excellence is perpetually scarce.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

Time spent working hard is often better spent identifying where the bottleneck is located. Working hard on the wrong thing leads to frustration, not progress.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

Compounding works with consistency over time. While eating healthy once is easy, doing it for a year is transformational. It's easy to get one win. It's hard to get a lot of wins. Boring progress makes for exceptional results.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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90% of running a business is making a bunch of tiny improvements that nobody notices, but end up being transformative over time. It’s not sexy, but it works.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

The pain of writing is actually the pain of improving your thinking

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Writing is like weightlifting for the brain. Yes, it's hard. But it will improve the quality of your thinking.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Social media turns ideas into a popularity contest. Real creativity dissents from the status quo. Social media may slow the progress of the species.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

32

Be impatient with progress but patient with people.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Becoming world-class at Googling things is one of the most valuable skills you can have, but I don’t know anybody who actively tries to get better at it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

Improvement begins when you have the discipline to confront the facts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

The best way to improve your ability to think is to make time and space to think.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The Cycle of Improvement 1. Awareness - identify what you need to improve. 2. Deliberate practice - focus your conscious effort on the specific area you want to improve. 3. Habit - with practice, the effortful becomes automatic. 4. Repeat - begin the cycle anew.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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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

38

You get better at writing one word at a time. You build your network one relationship at a time. You build your business one sale at a time. This never changes.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

39

Your friends should make you a better person than you otherwise would be.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

To improve at something, consistently put yourself in an uncomfortable place. Start a startup, train for a marathon, or commit to writing every day. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Investing is one of the few professions where you can objectively improve every day until the day that you die.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

42

Boring progress today makes exceptional outcomes in the future.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

43

The desire to belong often overpowers the desire to improve.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

Your thinking is no better than the information available in your mind. Garbage in means garbage out. Fill your mind with high quality inputs to improve your thinking.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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My philosophy of writing: • Write every day. • Write in public to improve the quality of your thinking. • Write for clarity, not to impress people. • Write about your curiosities. You don’t need to be an expert. • Write for the most intelligent person you know.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

Everyone you admire is still figuring it out.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Building products, writing, and painting are not mental excercises, they are physical ones. Reading to improve is like watching someone else workout – it does almost nothing for you. To run better, run. To paint better, paint. To write better, write. To build better, build.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Bad habits and toxic relationships can become a crutch. They hurt us, but we know *how* they’ll hurt us. Meanwhile, improving your life is possible, but trying new things also involves uncertainty. Many people would rather repeat a known pain than deal with an unknown risk.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Ultimately, anyone who wishes to fulfill their potential must come to terms with the endless nature of self-improvement. Specific goals or projects may have a beginning and an end, but the process of improvement goes on forever. There is no finish line.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The fastest way to improve your thinking is to write daily and defend a perspective you disagree with

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell