Best 213 Quotes & Tweets on Personal growth

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Most people need consistency more than they need intensity. Intensity: -run a marathon -write a book in 30 days -silent meditation retreat Consistency: -don't miss a workout for 2 years -write every week -daily silence Intensity makes a good story. Consistency makes progress.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

If you only do what you have to do, you will always have to do what you are told to do.

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

@mcuban

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Don't worry about what's next before you achieve whats first

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

@mcuban

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Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The home run theory of careers: What matters is eventually hitting a home run, and the way to do that is training hard and a lot of at-bats. You only have to be right once, and it's ok to be wrong a lot of times. Be bold. Move fast. Work hard. Ignore haters. Keep swinging.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

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Good advice I received early on: When someone says no to your request, they usually mean “not right now” or “not in that way.” Most people want to help others, but there are many priorities competing for our time. Don’t take it personally. Ask again later. Ask differently.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Asymmetric advice: Advice from someone who can’t use it. -A rich person saying “Money isn’t everything.” -A fit person saying “Beauty is on the inside.” -A powerful person saying “Stop caring what others think of you.” It’s easy to give advice when you don’t face the downside.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Let yourself occasionally get a little screwed in exchange for not having to live with your guard up all the time. It’s worth it.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

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Living a life of integrity pays off, but it takes a very long time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

Entrepreneurship is a personal growth engine disguised as a business pursuit.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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5 things to consider removing next year: -one toxic person -one annoying customer -one topic that robs your attention -one belief that’s holding you back -one commitment that isn’t worth the effort You don’t have to add things to your life to improve it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your identity can hold you back: -I'm terrible with directions. -I have a sweet tooth. -I'm bad at math. ...or build you up: -I'm the type of person who doesn't miss workouts. -I finish what I start. -I read every day. Build habits that reinforce your desired identity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Remember what your failures taught you. Forget how your failures made you feel.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your body adapts to what you eat. Your mind adapts to what you consume. Your soul adapts to what you love. What you feed yourself today is who you become tomorrow.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Stop networking, start making friends.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

Subtract incentives from advice.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The most important conversation is the conversation you have with yourself each day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The paradox of risk: (1) Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Lose the basket and you lose it all. (2) Don't put your eggs in too many baskets. The more baskets you manage, the less energy you can put into each one. It's risky to do things halfway. Diversified, but focused.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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We want solutions, but what we really need are attitudes. You don't need abs, but rather an attitude of training. You don't need the answer, but rather an attitude of curiosity. You don't need an easier life, but rather an attitude of perseverance. Attitude precedes outcome.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The things that matter most can't be copied. You can copy goals, you can't copy discipline. You can copy ideas, you can't copy execution. You can copy answers, you can't copy understanding. You can copy thinking, you can't copy thinking for yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Ultimately, the only way to truly be in control of your life is to be in control of your thoughts.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Most people don’t need more advice, they need more cheerleaders.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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How to prepare for bad luck: -spend less than you earn -build an emergency fund -get fit before you need to -be the friend you’ll need some day -ask “How could X go wrong?” and plan for failure -build confidence by conquering small challenges when life is easy

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You have to surrender, at least a little bit, to be the best version of yourself possible.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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If you're focused on the outcome, you're not focused on the process. Sustained success comes from a fanatical focus on process. You don't need to be perfect, just better than yesterday.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Good advice is embodied.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Start with who you wish to become. Shift to how that person would act. Shrink to what you can control.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Someone once suggested that I occasionally ask myself, “What am I really trying to achieve here?” Whenever I remember to do it, I find the question generates useful answers.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

32

Avoid things the best version of yourself will regret.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Major life changes—moving to a new city, starting a new job, ending a relationship, getting married, having kids, etc—will often make life harder for the first 100 days before improving. Not always true, but it’s a reminder that early struggle doesn’t mean it was a bad choice.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You have to be willing to look like an idiot in the short run to outperform in the long run. While copying what others already do helps achieve average results quickly, common approaches never outperform. What ends as being better starts as being different.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The most impressive people I know spent their time with their head down getting shit done for a long, long time.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

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Find the work that gives you energy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The single most effective habit is the willingness to change your own mind.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Most people don't need more advice, but more belief in themselves.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The process of growth is the process of choosing your values, beliefs, and actions rather than imitating them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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One well-written blog post can take you farther than the most impressive CV.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your identity. This is why habits are crucial. They cast repeated votes for being a type of person.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The art of living well is a dance between extremes. Planning for the future vs. being present in the moment. Seeing the big picture vs. focusing on the details. Working hard vs. relaxing fully. On then off. Off then on. The challenge is knowing which move life calls for now.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You can guarantee yourself the ability to start a startup: Buy a domain. Learn to code so you won't need to pay for engineers. Learn a bit of design so you won't need any designers. There you go. Now you can launch anything.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks. To take risks, you must be willing to be vulnerable. Therefore: To achieve success, you must be willing to be vulnerable.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Don’t put in average effort and claim that you want exceptional results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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It’s more important to have good questions than good answers. Answers—even good ones—are context dependent. Questions are versatile. They can guide you even if the situation changes.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your relationships unconsciously shape almost everything about your life. They influence what you eat, how much you exercise, how you think, and how happy you are. Removing the wrong relationships is as important as cultivating the right ones.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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When learning, explore widely. When mastering, focus narrowly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your life is designed to get the results you are getting right now. Whether you realize it or not, you are the architect.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish