Best 33 Quotes & Tweets on Mistake

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1

The two biggest investing mistakes are panic buying and panic selling.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The biggest mistake any performer can make is to look at the audience.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Failure is a part of life. The people who never fail are the people who fail to live. Pushing things forward and leaving your comfort zone means you're going to make mistakes. It means the world will kick your ass sometimes. When it happens, learn & go again. Relentless.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

The biggest mistake made in building any product is forcing a behavior that doesn’t already exist.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

6

So much advantage in life comes from be willing to look like an idiot in moment. Three immediate ways this applies: 1. Saying you don't know vs. pretending you do. 2. Doing something different than everyone else. 3. Admitting you made a mistake and correcting.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The biggest mistake we make with negative emotions is trying not to feel them. Awareness deepens positive emotions and allows negative ones to dissipate. Trying to avoid your feelings causes suffering.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

People who don’t have time to learn always find time to make the same mistakes over and over. They go fast but they never get anywhere.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

People who don’t have time to learn always find time to make the same mistakes again and again. They go fast but not far.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

One of the most underrated skills in life is recognizing that you've made a mistake. You can't learn from what you don't see. While everyone makes mistakes, only a few can see them. Rather than passively waiting for others to point out your mistakes, actively search for them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

We lose more time to standing still than making mistakes.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

12

"Trying" is the biggest mistake you can make early on in a relationship. It sets a false expectation that you will eventually tire of.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

When you make a mistake, own it. Simple and very effective rule.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

14

From Chapter 16 of Atomic Habits: "The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Missing once is an accident. Missing twice is the start of a new habit."

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

One of my biggest mistakes in the past year was spending 9 months agonizing over a decision and trying to have the best decision rather than an approximately correct one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

Reflecting on what you did in the past will improve your future. Without reflection your mistakes will likely repeat. This is true in all parts of life. Personally and professionally. Take the time to reflect. With success and with failure. Your future self will thank you.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

17

Your real advantage is the portfolio of mistakes you've already made.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

18

Don’t take things personally. It doesn’t matter what others think about you. Stop worrying about things and take action instead. Change is constant, get comfortable with it. Turn mistakes into lessons before you forget about them. What you think about is what you become.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

19

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in product is evaluating your experience through the lens of liquidity. Nothing, not Tinder, FB, or IG was fully liquid in the early days. Avoiding the ghost town problem & directing your customer to the absolute core action is the art.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

20

The easiest mistake to make: Focusing on what you can measure instead of what's important.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Learn from your own mistakes. Of course. But also learn from other people’s mistakes.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

The more painful the mistake, the more enduring the lesson.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

23

Top performers make mistakes just like everyone else. The difference is that they get back on track faster than most.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

One of the most underappreciated ways to increase your intelligence and avoid mental mistakes is to use a strategy known as inversion.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Avoiding mistakes is an underrated way to improve. It's easier to fix errors than boost skills. Rather than do your best, avoid your worst.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

You can make a lot of mistakes, but they should all be novel.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

27

I get smarter when I’m exposed to the consequences of my mistakes, and chances are, so do you. My brain seems to activate a dormant part of itself when there’s risk on the line. And the lessons learned under the influence of risk seem to stick forever. Risk taking is a muscle.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

28

A big enough market hides a lot of mistakes for a long time.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

29

One of the biggest mistakes startups make after hitting initial product/market fit is hiring too many people way too fast.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

30

No risk, no reward. And the bigger the risk, the greater the potential reward. I wish I knew everything I know today when I first started building businesses. Because the mistakes I would have made along the way would have been that much more epic.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

31

With few exceptions, we only know to avoid the mistakes we’ve already made.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

32

The #1 mistake founders make is losing focus towards their most logical and deliberate next milestones.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

33

When you work for yourself, a small mistake is information. It helps you adapt your approach, which increases your odds of future success. When you’re employed, a small mistake might go in your performance record, which increases your odds of getting fired.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo