Best 19 Quotes & Tweets on Minimalism

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Success is largely the failures you avoid. Health is the injuries you don't sustain. Wealth is the purchases you don't make. Happiness is the objects you don't desire. Peace of mind is the arguments you don't engage. Avoid the bad to protect the good.

James Clear

James Clear

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Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter. Agility is the elimination of physical clutter. Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The ultimate form of optimization is elimination. Nothing is more effective than removing the ineffective.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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“Measure twice, cut once.” Avoid wasted effort. “Build once, sell twice.” Multiply your effort.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Wild success requires aggressive elimination. You can't be great at everything.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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There are 3 ways to break a bad habit. 1. Elimination - cut it off entirely. 2. Reduction - drop to the desired level. 3. Substitution - replace the bad habit with a good one. All three can work. It just depends on what you want to achieve.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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A life well-lived is a life well-edited. Prune away the inessential. Pour yourself into what remains.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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On habits ... You need to consciously arrange your time. the biggest leverage point here is picking what to work on. A good way to do this is to ruthlessly eliminate low-value tasks.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Remember that you’re much more likely to improve your life by removing what you know you dislike rather than by pursuing what you think you’ll like. It doesn’t mean you should never do new things. But the odds of real improvement are much higher when done through elimination.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Life is much more likely to improve by removing what you know you dislike, rather than by adding what you think you want. Consider eliminating: - Clutter - Junk food - Commuting - Having a boss - Working a rigid 9-5 - Maintaining a big house - Being far away from family

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Elimination rules save time. When one gets triggered, stop and walk away. Most people make a decision by processing information from A-Z and trading things off. Eg. While I don't trust the person, there are other things that make up for it. This is inefficient and ineffective.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The paradox of wasted time: You have to "waste" a lot of time to make your time valuable, by process of elimination.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Minimalism is not about reducing life to the fewest amount of things, but about filling it with the optimal amount of things

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Courage is not the elimination of fear. It’s taking action in the face of fear.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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When hard work stretches you to your limit, you try to eliminate all idle time. But that idle time is actually slack in your system. And by removing all slack from your system, you also eliminate the capacity to immediately explore and pounce on opportunities when they happen.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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You can never eliminate uncertainty in business. You're either placing bets or fooling yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Instead of “what should we build” periodically conduct meetings with the question “what should we eliminate”

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Minimalism side effect: when you have less, you appreciate what you have more. That's powerful because gratefulness is a key to happiness.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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What I think I dislike is much more reliable than what I think I like. Think about it. There's an asymmetry. You're better off improving things by eliminating what you don't like than by chasing what you think you like.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo