Best 31 Quotes & Tweets on Passion

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1

It saddens me that "must be passionate" has become code word for "must be willing to work two-jobs hours for one-job pay".

DHH

DHH

@dhh

2

You don’t become interesting by copying interesting people. You become interesting by following your own interests, going deeper down the rabbit hole than anyone else, and surfacing something new for the rest of us.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

I think people should do less research before building an idea, not more. It’s much easier to find reasons not to do something, than to find reasons to do it. Too much research will kill the enthusiasm behind any idea, especially the ones that end up changing the world.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

Great software is created by people passionate about problems–not software.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

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

6

Do a thing a day that makes your heart beat faster.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

If you fear starting a company because you’re worried you’ll waste your time or you’ll fail, don’t start a company. Start a project. It’s mostly the same thing for 12 months until you have employees, make money, and have users that rely on you every day.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

8

If you don’t love it enough to do it for free, it won’t make you rich.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

9

Loving what you do is a superpower. You'll work longer, harder, think about the problems in contexts that will give you a new perspective, bring it up to people all the time who'll do the same, and the passion is contagious to prospective candidates, investors, and customers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

10

Finding work you enjoy is like unlocking a cheat code.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

11

You can be an entrepreneur that never wants to start another business again. I’m in that boat. Totally happy with my current business, but uninterested in ever doing it again.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

12

The easiest way to lose: Play games you don’t enjoy.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

13

Audiobooks should be WAY better. Ideas: 1) The readers should speak with more passion and enthusiasm. 2) Write two versions of the book. One to read, one to listen to. 3) Add background noises to color-up the story.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

My personal litmus test for founder market fit is if I stay up late (2 AM) to hack on the idea 6 months later. Not because you must, though often raw hours matter early on, but because you’re having so much fun building & obsessing over the product.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

15

To make a living doing what you love, you have to do it in public.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

16

Less of this: “Find your passion.” More of this: “Work hard, surround yourself with incredible people, and serve others to make your work meaningful.”

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

Enthusiasm is my favorite character trait. It's the opposite of "cool." But it makes the world come alive.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

Working on things you enjoy is renewable source of energy.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

19

When you’re passionate about what you do, you never turn it off Not because you can’t, but because you don’t want to

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

20

If you love what you do, other people will too.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

It’s a beautiful day to build for what you believe.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

22

Some people who love their job will say “my job doesn’t feel like work.” I’ve always found it odd to suggest work should feel bad, and that it’s a good thing to avoid something that “feels like work”. For me, “I love that my job feels like work”. Doesn’t mean I love every day.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

23

Discovering that the second best part of a passion is the passion. The first best part is the people you meet because of the passion.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

24

The world is kind to curious people. Show up with energy and enthusiasm, and a kingdom of possibility will open to you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

The more love people have for a craft, the more potential there is for exploitation within the respective industry. See this in publishing, video games, animation, and more.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

26

You don’t “find your passion” sitting around waiting for inspiration to strike, you find it in the process of experiencing new things and developing new skills. Work reveals all.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

27

There are no secrets, but you do have to be incredibly patient to learn a few things that matter. - A good reputation is an economic insurance policy. - Compound interest is incredibly powerful. - It's very hard to succeed doing things you don't like.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

Compound your interests for compound interest.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

29

You can snub for passion, cultural fit, college pedigree, starting age, or you can just look at the work.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

Reframing finding your "passion" Find something with: Enough friction to encourage progress. Enough feedback to encourage perseverance.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

Starting a business because of an all-burning passion for the domain is like getting high on your own supply. It will likely cloud your judgment, and lead you to imprudent risks. You need to enjoy doing the work, but you probably shouldn't pursue it with desperation.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo