Best 188 Quotes & Tweets on Perspective

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“Artists” calling for censorship don’t know what art is. “Scientists” citing consensus don’t know what science is. “Teachers” indoctrinating students don’t know what teaching is. “Journalists” parroting propaganda don’t know what reporting is. Programming us all day long.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The quality of your mind is the quality of your life.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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The modern mind is overstimulated and the modern body is understimulated and overfed. Meditation, exercise, and fasting restore an ancient balance.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

All social media oligopolists, not just TikTok, should open their recommendation algorithms to scrutiny. They are programming our minds and our societies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The great viruses of our time spread through minds, not through bodies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

If your opinions line up neatly with those of your friends and colleagues, they’re not your opinions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Your worldview is your world.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Science requires skepticism. Religion requires belief.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Reality is neutral. Our reactions reflect back and create our world. Judge, and feel separate and lonely. Anger, and lose peace of mind. Cling, and live in anxiety. Fantasize, and miss the present. Desire, and suffer until you have it. Heaven and hell are right here, right now.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

If Twitter did ever end up representing the real world, the world would end.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Unresolved thoughts, prematurely pushed out of the mind, pile up in an internal landfill - which eventually pokes out of the subconscious and manifests as chronic, nonspecific anxiety.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

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

13

Build small habits, but make big plans. (1) Keep your daily actions small. Strive to get 1% better every day. (2) Keep your daily mindset big. Think about how you can play a bigger game. Always start small. Never play small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

Objectively, the world is improving. To the elites, it’s falling apart as their long-lived institutions are flattened by the Internet.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

When it comes to healing the mind, placebo effects are completely valid.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

The secret to winning is learning how to lose. That is, learning to bounce back from failure and disappointment—undeterred—and continuing to steadily march toward your potential. Your response to failure determines your capacity for success.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Reading is like fresh food for the mind. The consumption fills you with wisdom. Writing is like exercise for the mind. The effort leads to stronger ideas. Meditation is like fasting for the mind. The practice clears your mental digestive tract.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

What is one “mindset shift” you find helpful? For example, switching from “I have to” to “I get to.” Instead of thinking “I have to exercise today,” try thinking, “I get to exercise today.” This little shift frames tasks as opportunities instead of obligations.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Some people need more focus. Others need to broaden their perspective. Some people need to try harder. Others need to stress less. Some people need to care more. Others need to let it go. The secret is you are both people. The key is to know which one you are in this moment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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In times of uncertainty, your habits can ground you. When you feel overwhelmed, practice 1 minute of mindfulness. When you feel restless, do a 1-minute workout. When the world seems uncontrollable, focus on what you can control. Stick to your routines in whatever way you can.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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I’d estimate at least half of my frustrations with others are actually frustrations with myself for failing to set clear boundaries and stand by them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

You think you know something, until you try writing about it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

23

People keep reading self-help and revisiting the same ideas because that’s precisely what we need: to be reminded. The problem is not that information is unhelpful, but that attention is fleeting. Nobody focuses on one idea every minute of the day. Good books refocus the mind.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

24

If you save your favorite video and audio for workouts only, you’ll look forward to exercise.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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One version of confidence is: “I’ve got this figured out.” Another version is: “I can figure this out.” The first is arrogant and close-minded. The second is humble and open-minded. Choose the latter. Be humble about what you know, but confident about what you can learn.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The mind that asks a lot of questions is self-correcting.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

Something undesirable happened? Make the best move under the current circumstances rather than wishing to return to the previous circumstances. “Next Play” mentality.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

Creativity arises behind the conscious mind.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

29

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

You can have the mind or you can have the moment.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

32

It is crucial to keep an open mind—particularly when you are young. The world is big and the space of possible approaches is vast. It is unlikely the first idea you come across is also the optimal idea. The most important prison to avoid is that of a narrow mind.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Stories change more minds than facts. The way to change someone’s mind is not to present them with overwhelming evidence but to motivate them with overwhelming emotion. (Ideally, you’d have truth on your side and a story worth spreading.)

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The best way to reduce fear is action. Often we talk ourselves out of something because we're scared. We're scared of failing. We're scared of the unknown. The longer we delay, the greater the fear. The imperfect first step shows we suffer more in our mind than in reality.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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A beginner’s mind + an expert’s grind. Potent combination.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Theory: Creative thoughts often arise during “mindless” tasks like showering or walking because the low level activity occupies the mind enough to prevent rumination. Your imagination is unlocked.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

37

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

38

Limiting beliefs are problems to solve not reasons to quit.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

39

The paradox of creativity: Your work is done when it looks so simple that the consumer thinks they could've done it, which means they won't appreciate how hard you worked

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

Things have changed. How you respond is up to you. Those who adapt the fastest will thrive, while those who want the world to go back to the way it was will struggle.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The 3-Step Cycle of Developing an Extraordinary Mind 1) Explore widely. Follow many people, listen to tons of podcasts, read more books. 2) Clean up your information feed. Subscribe to fewer newsletters, follow fewer people, re-read great books. All signal, no noise. 3) Repeat

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

42

When you learn to see the world as it is, and not as you want it to be, everything changes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

43

We think of ourselves as fixed and the world as malleable, but it's really we who are malleable and the world is largely fixed.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

44

Become what you want to see in the world and it will be so. If you want an amazing relationship with your partner, be an amazing partner. If you want people to be thoughtful and kind, be thoughtful and kind. Small changes in your actions change your entire world.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

45

You don’t change people’s minds with facts. You change people’s mind with emotions.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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A lion is prized for its strength and a bird for its flight, their uniquely expressed attributes. Similarly, humans are prized for their reason, and not their trappings - physical, material or social.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

47

Your thoughts shape the world you see. The world you see shapes the experiences you have. Your experiences shape your thoughts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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One pitfall of modern life is that we often measure ourselves by that which is easy to measure. -the number on the scale -the ROI of the portfolio -the number of likes on a post It is unlikely that what can be measured is the best way to measure a life. You are not a number.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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More people should have personal podcasts. 20 episodes, 5 minutes each. Each one is about a specific aspect of your worldview. No ads. No fluff. Then, send the podcast to job recruiters or friends who want to learn about you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Religion, science, and spirituality help us make sense of the world. Life without at least one of them is a lonely and confusing place.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval