Best 26 Quotes & Tweets on Optimism

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1

Startups need both the experience of people who’ve done it before and the optimism of people who haven’t.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

2

Optimists thrive but pessimists survive.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Innovation requires optimism.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Optimists are wealthier, healthier, and happier.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

Think like an optimist. Prepare like a pessimist.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

A leader operating in enemy territory should always project positivity and optimism.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Optimists win in the long-run because their miscalculation of how long it will take or how likely it is to succeed motivates them to give it a try. If you knew how hard it would be and how long it would take in the beginning then you might not try in the first place.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Good teammates: (1) challenge your over optimism (2) don’t bicker about work style differences (3) prioritize getting work done (4) care about the goal over themselves (5) don’t want to waste time (6) kill their ego (7) debate to make a great product not to personally win

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

10

The amount of skepticism expressed at the idea that it's possible to start a new company on a ~40h workweek blows my mind. I've been borderline accused of lying several times when I account for our path of doing just that. This is what the ideology of workism brings.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

11

Increasingly, I believe getting rich and staying rich require different skills. Qualities needed for getting rich: -focused -optimistic -confident -lucky Qualities needed for staying rich: -diversified -pessimistic -humble -lucky Ideally, you’d learn to alternate as needed.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

The right teammates: give you energy, create natural social accountability, increase your optimism, enhance your focus, support your learning. The wrong teammates: create fear, reduce safety, fatigue, chastise your inexperience, micro-manage, demotivate. Find the right team.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

13

I'd rather be an optimist and wrong than a pessimist and right.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

Avoid skeptics for your early hires. You want optimists with good judgment and execution skills.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Pessimism is the short road to belonging, optimism is the long road to independence.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

16

Every time I start to feel a little doubt about the company succeeding, I've always found that having users try the product & getting feedback was more than enough to keep my optimism. As long as the problems are solvable & sufficiently painful, it's just a matter of time.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

17

Focus means sometimes putting the ideas you’re bursting with optimism about in the back log.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

18

Good ideas I heard today: 1) Being an investor is as close as you can get to academia in the business world. 2) Extreme pessimism and extreme optimism paradoxically converge to doing nothing. 3) The key to a successful partnership is shared values and complementary skillsets.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

It's not "cool" to be optimistic about the human species these days.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

Share an optimistic vision on the Internet, update people on your progress, and thousands of people will help you achieve it

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Pessimists make a mess, optimists make a difference.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

Follow the optimists.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

23

Two weeks ago, I was lamenting to my wife, "Gah, this is so hard. Odds of success feel so low" but, today, it's the opposite: I am filled with optimism. Never-ending, remembering to have fun building has provided me the most peace while only analyzing results once a month.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

24

Start conservative, not optimistic. If you think the odds of success are low, keep thinking until you find an almost sure bet. Eventually (when you can't stop winning), you can take a few speculative shots. But do this too soon, and it will destroy your motivation.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

25

Optimism is my drug of choice.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

26

Overoptimism is a delusion that makes you believe life will automatically take a better course if only you manage to grab that promotion, or that new prestigious job, or that big yearly bonus. You forget that the last time you got those things you had the exact same expectations.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo