Best 115 Quotes & Tweets on Opportunity

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1

Technology destroys jobs and replaces them with opportunities.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

The 3 Levels of Employees: Level 1 — You do what you are asked to do. Level 2 — Level 1 + You think ahead and solve problems before they happen. Level 3 — Level 2 + You proactively look for areas of opportunity and growth in the business, and figure out how to tap into them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Anticipate, but don’t expect. Anticipation: You’re excited for what the future holds, but you don’t try to control it. Expectation: You try to predict the future and restrict your happiness to one outcome. Always be excited about the possibilities. Never be entitled to them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

You get paid linearly for analyzing and solving problems. You get paid non-linearly for spotting and siezing opportunities.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

Invest the best hours of your day on the biggest opportunity, not the biggest problem.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

How to see opportunities others miss: 1) Study a totally different field, then return to the original problem. Apply insights from other domains. 2) Invert the problem. Try to achieve the opposite. 3) Find ways to engage with hyper-creative people. Their thinking will rub off.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

The way to attract good luck is to be reliable in a valuable area. The more you repeatedly deliver value, the more people seek you out for that value. Your reputation is a magnet. Once you become known for something, relevant opportunities come to you with no extra work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Problem solving strategy: If you’re stuck, shift up a level or two (think bigger picture) or down a level or two (think finer details). Many problems are solvable at a different level. Note: Works for strategy too. You’ll often find a better opportunity at a different level.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Life is too short to not be pursuing the best opportunity you know of.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

If you don't think you're qualified for an opportunity, you're also not qualified to determine if you're qualified for that opportunity. Don't self-reject. Apply

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

Whenever you see an overnight success, your eyes deceive you. What you are witnessing is the hour of opportunity unleashing the potential energy of previous choices. It was not one decision, but the accumulated power of all that came before. The fuse was lit on a loaded cannon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

A practical definition of opportunity cost: If you spend too much time working on good things, then you don’t have much time left to work on great things. Understanding opportunity cost means eliminating good uses of time. And that's what makes it hard.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

3 crucial questions to ask when considering a new opportunity: (1) Power: How can I find an advantage relative to others? (2) Probability: How likely am I to succeed? (3) Payoff: How large is the payoff if I succeed? Great opportunities are favorable on all 3 dimensions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

Let’s set the record straight. Attention spans aren’t falling. Opportunity costs are just rising. Big, big difference. People love long, in-depth content. But it needs to be really, really good.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity. We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before. As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before. Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

The most dangerous items on your to-do list are the ones that look like opportunities, but are actually distractions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

If you’re more passionate about founding a business than the business itself, you can fall into a ten year trap. Better to stay emotionally unattached and select the best opportunity that arises.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

We usually think of experiences as positive or negative. However, they are neutral and simply reinforce the meaning we give them. If we see an experience as a learning opportunity, that’s what it becomes. If we see it as terrible, that’s what it becomes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Make the expensive cheap. Make the inaccessible accessible. Make the complex simple. Make the difficult easy. There are opportunities everywhere.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

While results matter (and are what most people ultimately strive for), it’s better to focus on inputs over outputs because the world is complex and any single instance of success can be random. What you want is many shots on goal. Focusing on inputs means taking lots of shots.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

Everybody is one exceptional essay away from a flood of career opportunities

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

I've been testing a new response to whenever the kids complain. The formula is [acknowledge], [opportunity]. It’s incredible how well it works. Works on adults too.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

Each day creates surface area for new opportunities. The longer you live, the more ideas, people, and options you encounter. Without active pruning, the natural path of any to-do list is to grow. As a result, a key skill in life is deciding what shouldn’t be done.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Amateurs believe in equal opportunity and equal outcomes. Professionals believe in equal opportunity and unequal outcomes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

If people pay $5 for a Starbucks, they will pay $5 to learn something from you. The main difference is that everyone knows about Starbucks but very few people know about you. That's what you need to work on. The opportunities will follow.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

27

Look for opportunities to elevate others ... Show them you care. Make them look good. Support them unconditionally. Catch them when they stumble. Remind them of what they do well. Help them accomplish their dreams. Be there when they need you and when they don’t.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

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

30

How to Win 1. Broad funnel. Research widely, explore unrelated areas for ideas, create a huge dataset of options. 2. Tight filter. Eliminate nearly everything. Focus only on the best options. Prioritize asymmetric opportunities: limited downside, unlimited upside. 3. Repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

It often takes just as much work to go after a mediocre opportunity as it does a great one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

32

Everybody takes screenshots. But nobody has a good way to organize them. Screenshots might be a billion dollar product opportunity. 💰

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

When you make your first $ on the internet, you’ll realize: Time ≠ money Location ≠ opportunity Hard work ≠ smart work

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

If people pay $5 for a Starbucks, they will pay $5 to learn something from you. The problem is everyone knows about Starbucks, but very few people know you exist. If you manage to make yourself known, the opportunities will follow.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

35

Having a website with articles you've published is like having a personal agent who finds career opportunities for you 24/7

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

36

Formula for new business ideas: Take a boring experience, and make it exciting. Examples: Gyms: Equinox Coffee: Starbucks Airlines: Virgin Atlantic Grocery Stores: Wegmans Endless opportunities.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

To become successful you have to say yes to almost every opportunity To stay successful you have to say no to almost every opportunity

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

38

Decisions are the choices we make to overcome existing problems, avoid future problems, or seize opportunities. Good decisions make life easier not harder.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

A lesson from sales: "Time kills deals." Jump on good opportunities as fast as possible.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

Anywhere there is an inability, apathy, or unwillingness to put the customer first is an opportunity for a startup.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

41

Surprise is the beginning of opportunity. When something doesn't make sense, it means your model of how things work is wrong. Instead of dismissing what doesn't make sense, dive in.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

42

Good choices are how you create opportunities. Good habits are how you make the most of them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

43

Career success in big tech is mostly attributable to timing. Being on the right project at the right time. And the most important skill is probably the ability to recognize a lucky situation and take advantage of it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

44

Want better friendships? Become a better friend Want a great significant other? Become a great significant other Want more interesting opportunities? Become more interesting You attract what you are

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

45

I love screenshots. I use them to save information, remember things, and add tasks to my to-do list. But now, I have thousands of saved screenshots that pollute my camera roll. Suspect I'm not alone. Big opportunity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

The internet removes the gatekeepers between talent and opportunity.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

47

My go-to predictor of success is how fast people move on important opportunities

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

48

As long as people need help, you have an opportunity.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

49

A well-written sentence can change your life. With the stroke of a pen, you can build your network, improve your thinking, and create opportunities for yourself. Best of all, it's easy to start writing. All you need is discipline. Learn to write.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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If you want to build a network, publish more. If you want to get better, publish more. If you want to find opportunity, publish more. If you want to help others, publish more. If you want to help yourself, publish more.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher