Best 516 Quotes & Tweets on Personal learning / growth

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1

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

2

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

3

Schools aren’t about learning. Offices aren’t about working. Churches aren’t about praying. Restaurants aren’t about eating.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Listening to books instead of reading them is like drinking your vegetables instead of eating them.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

We often avoid taking action because we think "I need to learn more," but the best way to learn is often by taking action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

The person who learns the most in any classroom is the teacher. Lesson: If you really want to learn a topic, then “teach” it. Write a book. Teach a class. Build a product. Start a company. The act of making something will force you to learn more deeply than reading ever will.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth.” —Machiavelli Mistakes of ambition: -failing on a big goal -creating something nobody wants Mistakes of sloth: -not attempting a big goal -consuming instead of creating Mistakes of ambition teach. Mistakes of sloth comfort.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

Best way to learn faster: Have a stake in the outcome. To learn about food, cook for friends. To learn about an idea, publish an article about it. To learn about stocks, invest in the stock market. Risk awakens our learning muscles like a splash of cold water.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

9

Growth happens by doing things you are unqualified to do.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

10

Finding a new job is uncomfortable. Starting a company is uncomfortable. Learning a new skill is uncomfortable. Getting healthy is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Read books that are relevant to what you want to achieve and reading will never seem boring.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Knowledge is discovered collectively, wisdom is rediscovered individually.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

Knowledge is a skyscraper. You can take a shortcut with a fragile foundation of memorization, or build slowly upon a steel frame of understanding.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

The world is full of teachers but devoid of students.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

To improve, compare little things. -marketing strategies -exercise technique -writing tactics To be miserable, compare big things. -career path -marriage -net worth Comparison is the thief of joy when applied broadly, but the teacher of skills when applied narrowly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

When you need to learn quickly, learn from others. When you need to learn deeply, learn from experience.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Returns are made on the way up. Reputations are made on the way down.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Sources of personal competitive advantage: - delayed gratification - capital - network (who you know) - unique skills or combinations - platform - ability to suffer - family / home life - speed - ability to change your mind - ability to learn/adapt

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Write to learn, not to teach.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

21

Correct your mistakes before they become your habits.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

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

23

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

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

25

My love of learning began once I stopped going to school

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

Investing well is a skill that everyone can and should learn. Accreditation rules prevent learning and push people into a small set of "safe" assets, high-priced managers, and into lotteries / gambling. Rules based on sophistication instead of net worth would lower inequality.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

Italy is known for tomatoes. Thailand for chilies. Germany for sauerkraut. But tomatoes originated in Peru. Thailand imported chilies from Central America. Sauerkraut started in China. Everything is a remix—and the world is better for it. Share what you know. Learn from others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

Learning to write is much more important than learning to code.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

29

It is better to start as a fool and learn from your mistakes than to fake being a genius and ignore your errors.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

Want to learn design, product development, sales, customer support, marketing, recruiting, finance, legal, and operations? Start a company.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

31

Long-term, cities like San Francisco will resemble colleges. People will spend 4-10 years to learn, gain credibility, and build a network. Then they'll leave and settle elsewhere, making space for the next "class."

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

32

The Paradox of Freedom—the way to expand your freedom is to narrow your focus. Stay focused on saving to achieve financial freedom. Stay focused on training to achieve physical freedom. Stay focused on learning to achieve intellectual freedom. The disciplined become the free.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

33

Teaching is more a way for the teacher to learn than for the student to learn.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

34

The fastest way to become exceptional is to work with exceptional people. If you want to be a great engineer, work at a company with great engineers. Want to start a company? Work for an early-stage startup with extraordinary founders. Watch them work, and learn by osmosis.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

35

As a student, I usually enjoyed school, but only because I was good at “playing the game” of school. As an adult, I’m struck by how much more fun it is to learn. For a curious person, right now is the best time ever to be alive. You can learn whatever you want. It’s incredible.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

One of the most damaging and widespread social beliefs is the idea that most adults are incapable of learning new skills.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

37

School requires you to learn about things after the answer has already been decided. Life requires you to learn about things while the answer is in the process of being decided.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

38

The skills you really want can’t be taught, but they can be learned.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

39

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

40

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

41

The smartest people I know are mostly self-educated.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

42

The best jobs are neither decreed nor degreed. They are creative expressions of continuous learners in free markets.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

43

Progress requires unlearning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

Pros are just amateurs who learned from their mistakes.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

46

When the world doesn’t make sense, it is a signal that you need to learn.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

Every skill you have was once unknown to you. The human brain is a learning machine. Stick with it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

48

There are nearly endless opportunities to improve each day and finding them largely boils down to being curious. People who are better in the end are usually curious in the beginning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

49

Study as if you know nothing. Work as if you can solve anything.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

50

The fastest way to iterate is to learn from others. - Read good books - Talk to people who have done it before - Soak up the lessons of the past Learn from the experiments history has already run and you can start the race halfway finished.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear