Best 26 Quotes & Tweets on Momentum

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1

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

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

4

The 2-step process for exceptional results: (1) Spend a little time each day thinking about the highest leverage activity available to you. (2) Spend a little time each day working on it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

When you gain momentum, aim to keep it. It can be easily lost. Act like your life depends on it. Momentum is quite a powerful driver.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

6

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

7

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

The costs of your good habits are in the present. The costs of your bad habits are in the future.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

How to keep the momentum while working hard: - Don't burn out - Pick fun projects - Don't be a single point of failure - Spread your knowledge - Delegate - Fire yourself from boring jobs - Pair on projects, don't get stuck - Take staycations - Solve the little problems first

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

10

Whenever you succeed with a small habit, you add a little to your general ability to stick with good habits. With each repeated success, your ability grows as does your trust and confidence in yourself. Slowly, you develop the ability to be consistent even in tough conditions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Momentum is a double-edged sword. It can propel you to new heights or keep you locked into previous choices and old habits. Years are wasted for no other reason than we tend to continue doing what we are already doing. Inertia eats opportunity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Two important vectors to build momentum in a startup are listening to users & shipping speed. To listen well, you'll need to constantly talk to users & be picky about who to serve. To ship quickly, you have to scope just enough & have good instincts about how to solve the problem

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

13

Ordinary effort offers common results. Ordinary effort is easy and comfortable. Extraordinary effort is the limit of what you're capable of. You set your own bar for effort. The best have a higher bar, which is tough to do consistently. That's why they're the best.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

A lot of things that work for you also work against you. Inertia is a great example. If you keep doing what you've always done, you're going to get the same results you've always gotten. Decades get wasted expecting different results from the same inputs.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Startups are basically a competition to figure out how to solve problems in less than a month that popular belief suggests will take an enormous set of resources or time. Death looms so one must earn momentum & traction in order to keep solving the next set of hard problems.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

16

It’s impossible to live a proactive life in a reactive environment. Technology increases the number of triggers in your environment. Soon, you are reacting anytime your phone beeps or buzzes. To take back your time, take away the triggers that interrupt it. Live proactively.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

If you can’t make one decision, make a different one. Generate some momentum. The act of making unrelated decisions can dislodge the one you’re stuck on.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

18

An underrated and often overlooked quality we *always* look for when hiring: Scrappiness. Does the person naturally keep forward momentum going when small obstacles get in their way? Do they quickly figure out best practices? Do they default to yes?

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

19

Small changes in either direction feed on themselves: When you're a little over weight, you get depressed, then you eat more. When you exercise, you feel better, then you sleep better. Change the momentum. Change the outcome.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Improve your decisions, improve your business. Prioritize Speed, Move with Direction: Move at Internet speed, but never without direction. Find projects with big upside and low downside. Then, double-down on projects with momentum.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Changing behavior is as much about removing obstacles as applying pressure.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

Beyoncé records albums by renting out multiple studios at the same time. She jumps between rooms, where she brainstorms ideas and works on different songs with different musicians and different producers. Once she loses momentum, she changes the vibe by switching studios.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

What makes great writing? To me, rhythm rises to the top. Great writing has momentum, it has bounce, it propels you along. It’s like jumping gently from one trampoline to another, never slamming into hard ground. And by the end, you feel better for having read it.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

24

I hope with more programmers, more funding, and more competition to build the same mobile/web app, that it will move the momentum for great engineers to work on harder problems previously seen as too risky due to longer time horizons. Being easily copied might be higher risk now.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

25

PSA: you don’t need to be active on all the social media channels Especially if you’re starting out Choose 1 or 2 that make sense for your brand and that you can commit to being consistent on... And ignore the rest—at least until you have more capacity Focus drives momentum

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

26

Unpopular advice: Working “smart” isn’t enough in the beginning. If you want to gain momentum quickly, you have hard too.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour