Best 43 Quotes & Tweets on Practice

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The quickest way to ruin the productivity of a small company is to have it adopt the practices of a large company.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. You get what you repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Think like a philosopher. Train and rest like an athlete. Take action like an entrepreneur.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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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

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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

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Whenever you see an overnight success, your eyes deceive you. What you are witnessing is the hour of opportunity unleashing the potential energy of previous choices. It was not one decision, but the accumulated power of all that came before. The fuse was lit on a loaded cannon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you want to become a pro soccer player, you go play soccer every waking hour. In the same vein, if you want to get good at business, you need to DO BUSINESS, not sit in a classroom for 4 years reading about business.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

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The uncomfortable truth: You can get into the top 10% of a huge number of income producing skills by watching YouTube videos and practicing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Speed matters, but stamina matters even more. Go as fast as possible while staying fully recovered. Go fast. Stay fresh.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Practice is the price you pay today to be better tomorrow.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The Cycle of Improvement 1. Awareness - identify what you need to improve. 2. Deliberate practice - focus your conscious effort on the specific area you want to improve. 3. Habit - with practice, the effortful becomes automatic. 4. Repeat - begin the cycle anew.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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My rule for learning: Start with usefulness, not with theory. • If you want to learn biology, start with identifying edible plants — not homeostasis. • If you want to learn to draw, start with copying famous paintings — not color theory. Practice first. Theory second.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Mastery requires practice. But the more you practice something, the more boring and routine it becomes. Thus, an essential component of mastery is the ability to search for new details in old practices. Don’t abandon the fundamentals. Find something new to be in awe about.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Rome wasn't built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour. You don't have to build everything you want today, just lay a brick.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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For ideas to truly stick, we must make contact with them repeatedly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Best technique I have learned for engaging in an activity that is productive but not enjoyable: Comnit to it every single day so it is never a discretionary decision.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

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If you put 10,000 hours practicing the piano, you will almost certainly become a great pianist. If you put 10,000 hours into your business, it doesn’t necessarily translate to anything! The first kind has a predictable relationship to effort. The second kind doesn’t.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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My friend was a nationally ranked debater, and here’s what he said: • Give a roadmap whenever you start speaking. • Signpost every argument. • Explicitly state the implications of your arguments. • He practiced speeches until his 5 year-old brother understood the impact.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Fall in love with the ritual. Fall in love with the process. Fall in love with the practice. The results can take care of themselves.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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One of the biggest problems with school is we teach theory before practice, when we should really be teaching practice before theory

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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To build better skills spend less time passively learning and more time actively practicing. Stop thinking and start doing.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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You only get better at taking photos by taking more photos. You only get better at writing by writing more. You only get better at creating content by creating more content. You only find your voice if you’re willing to speak

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Top product people practice reductionism. They take radically complex concepts and distill them down to the bare minimum. Their skill is directed by years of trial and error; pain and failure. The sooner you practice reductionism, the better you’ll be at product.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Theory intoxicates, practice sobers.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Life requires you to be a competent public speaker: • Job interviews • Asking for a raise • Happy hours • Conferences • Sales presentations Get as much practice as you can, and when the stakes are low

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Anyone can dream big. Daily habits—tiny routines that are repeatable—are what make big dreams a reality.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Put theory into practice so you can write better theory.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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I've been practicing my observation skills for years. Here's what I've learned about becoming a better observer: Write every day. The writing habit makes the world come to life. Every moment, from the mundane to the miraculous, becomes a potential future sentence.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Writers who don't write weekly, write weakly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Simple habit tip: People who actually write down when, where, and how they will implement a new habit are much more likely to stick with it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The biggest difference between deliberate practice and simple repetition? Feedback. Measurement raises awareness and accelerates learning.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Learn through practice not theory. It’s also way more fun.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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Practice until you can productize.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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If you’re trying to learn a new skill, skip the theory and study the practitioners. Unsuccessful practitioners don’t practition for long, so the ones that remain can show you things that work (regardless of the theory). Then, most importantly, become a practitioner yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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Deliberate practice is widely considered to be the recipe for success, but there are some crucial caveats to understand about it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Expecting to be good at social media without any practice is like expecting to write a bestselling novel on your first try

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Even people of considerable talent rarely produce incredible work without decades of practice.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Marketing practice: Write a blog post and try to get 1000 people to read it. Persuading someone to click a link, start reading, and keep reading to the end is not easy. It's a great skill-building exercise, and a lot easier than persuading people to take out their wallet.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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How to learn fast 🧠 💡 Discover your preferences 🎯 Skew towards what you discover 💪 Practice retaining what you learn 🤓 Experiment with related methods This process ensures you find what works best for you.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Short sentances are key to communicating ideas effectively. This doesn’t come naturally for most people. Takes deliberate practice.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

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Just found a box filled with notes I wrote to myself years ago. I like this one: 1. Know what you want. 2. Go after it relentlessly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Practice until you have proof, then productize.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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