Best 19 Quotes & Tweets on Mentors

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1

You don’t need mentors, you need action.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Overrated: mentors. Underrated: peers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

In business, you'll learn more by making friends with peers who are two steps ahead of you than you will from mentors. In life, you'll learn more by making friends with someone who is two decades older than you than you will from peers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Seek fewer mentors. Seek more self-confidence. Too many people are stuck waiting for someone wiser to show them the way. There is no way.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

5

You can learn basically anything for free. The things you should pay for: feedback/mentorship, access to a network, a forcing function to be disciplined.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

People think they need mentorship when they really just need to get started. People think they need a technical cofounder when they really just need Google and discipline. Start, fail, iterate. Get good enough by yourself and they will find you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

Beware consultants that don’t have to live with their own advice. Value those on the ground over those in the sky.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

8

If you want to think more like someone: Read their favorite books. Read the same articles. Listen to the same podcasts. Follow the people they follow.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

It’s important to follow people who are better thinkers than you It’s also important to follow people who are different thinkers than you. Maybe moreso.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

10

If you’re trying to learn a new skill, skip the theory and study the practitioners. Unsuccessful practitioners don’t practition for long, so the ones that remain can show you things that work (regardless of the theory). Then, most importantly, become a practitioner yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

11

Being a mentor is easy, being a boss is hard.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

12

Another way to put it… Ditch false mentors - ones who try to tell you what to do. True mentors show you how to learn & think for yourself.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

13

Great mentors assume your success. They say things like “You’re destined to become world-class in your field.” These words of encouragement cost the mentor nothing, but they can change the life of a young person. By giving you hope, they inspire belief.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

If you’re copying someone, you’re not learning from them

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

15

Accountability makes you better at everything.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

16

Most entrepreneurs love hitting the gas pedal, but everyone needs a brake to counter balance. Who's the person who tells you to slow down 🙅‍♀️ Makes you think about second order consequences 🧨 Probes your assumptions🤔 My biz partner Chris plays this role. Who's your brake?

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

17

In my experience, the key to personal growth is to support the people who inspire you to do better. Let them know what they're doing that's helping you, and they'll do it more. A self-reinforcing feedback loop.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

18

When seeking mentors, advisors or teachers look for people who practice what they preach. There are people who make a living telling others what they *should* do, yet don't actually do the work themselves. Be weary of these people. Shoulding is easy. Doing it hard.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

19

One of the surprising side effects I've experienced in not having a co-founder is more frequent collaboration. I seek the advice/input of people I directly work with a lot more often: from recruiters to engineers to founder friends. And feel a lot happier working w/ a community.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail