Best 24 Quotes & Tweets on Obsession

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There are two ways to achieve extraordinary outcomes: 1) Be lucky. 2) Be obsessed. Most people need some combination of both. However, only one of those factors is within your control. Work hard, stay focused, and let the chips fall where they may.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Junior product teams obsess over creating features. Senior product teams obsess over eliminating features.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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The Industrial Age rewarded people who worked hard. The Information Age rewards people who are obsessed.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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You can learn things much faster than you think. One year of obsession is all it takes to acquire a new skill.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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There are two kinds of focus. 1) Concentrating on a problem for an afternoon. 2) Obsessing over something for years, and showing up every single day. We talk a lot about concentration, but if you study the greats, they're always obsessing over their craft. 24/7 focus.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Startup people get obsessed about their work and can burnout as a result. Healthy obsession starts with personal habits that prevent you from burning out.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Work-life balance doesn’t apply to creatives. Creative work is an irresistible magnet that makes life worth living. It’s an all-consuming obsession. Without it, your heart dies.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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In creative work, being obsessed with your craft is more important than working hard

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The best performers I know have one thing in common: obsession. Life is work. Work is life.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Many people try to race through books like they’re collecting mushrooms in a game of Mario Kart. But it’s better to read slowly. Obsess over your favorite writers. Read their best books twice. In general: Read more of the best, and less of the rest.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Growth requires both obsession and objectivity. The obsession to do things we don’t know are going to work. The objectivity to change things when they don’t.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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If you’re going to do creative work, you have to be obsessed with it. There is no other way.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Build for the obsessed, not the casual.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Timeless business advice that’s easier said than done: Know your customer better than anyone else. Then apply what you know with maniacal customer obsession. Being customer obsessed never gets old.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Build once, benefit forever. That's my motto for building software-based products. Obsess over details at the beginning, and let robots take care of the rest. Make things that stand the test of time.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Obsession is the nectar of growth.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Observation: The smaller the detail you're obsessed with before you start, the less likely you are to start.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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The problem with goals: When we obsess on trying to achieve X, we become blind to the infinite options that are not conducive to X.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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If you obsess over competitors... And they obsess over customers... You’ll always be like 10 steps behind.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

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There should be TWO versions of every book: The short version and the long version. The Short Version is for average readers. 80-140 pages long and focuses on the most important stuff. The Long Version is for obsessives + academics. Can't wait for this to become a reality.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The more creative the industry, the more obsession is a competitive advantage

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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An obsession with maximizing our potential is probably our biggest fear of missing out. And it makes us fragile. We start seeing only one option (maximization), at the cost of a simpler lifestyle that benefits from serendipity and is more resilient to unfavorable events.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Being obsessed with what people think can either be an incredible asset or an incredible hindrance.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Good ideas spread. I wouldn’t worry that someone is going to “steal your idea”—if it really *is* a good idea, chances are that people are already working on something similar. Don’t obsess about new competitors. Obsess about wowing your customers. That’s how you win.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour