Best 33 Quotes & Tweets on Responsibility

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1

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

2

I, and I alone, am responsible for everything I think and feel.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

In life: (1) Some things are not your fault, but they are your responsibility. (2) Other things are not your responsibility, but they are your problem. (3) Many things are neither your responsibility nor your problem, but they make the world better. Take action on all three.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

The most satisfying form of freedom is not a life without responsibilities, but a life where you are free to choose your responsibilities.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

You’re an adult. The only person responsible for educating you is you.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

6

--- FS Principles --- 1. Direction over speed 2. Live deliberately 3. Thoughtful opinions held loosely 4. Principles outlive tactics 5. Own your actions

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

When you say no, you are only saying no to one option. When you say yes, you are saying no to every other option. No is a decision. Yes is a responsibility. Be careful what (and who) you say yes to. It will shape your day, your career, your family, your life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

There’s no such thing as “shared accountability.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

Entrepreneurship is so growth-inducing because it forces you to take full responsibility for your own results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

You are not responsible for other people's opinions, feelings, or perceptions of you. They own that, not you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

Personal beliefs: 1. The world is extremely inefficient. There is low-hanging fruit everywhere. 2. People don’t learn from history. Study the greats. Find simple lessons. Copy the best stuff. 3. When in doubt, don’t blame individual people. Blame the incentives of the system.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

You don't control your initial trajectory in life (country of birth, parents, diet, initial education, etc.) but—for the vast majority of people—at some point, you take control of your own trajectory (you can educate yourself, etc).

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

Sometimes parents ask me how to apply Atomic Habits to their kids. I’m starting to think the best way is the most straightforward: apply Atomic Habits to yourself. It’s hard to convince them a habit should be a priority when you only make it an option. Show them your best self.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

Teachers won't make you clever. Personal trainers won't make you fit. Others won't make you happy. Books won't make you rich. No one is going to do it for you. The responsibility is yours.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

We strive to avoid hard things so we turn to shortcuts. When we run out of shortcuts, we're left with no choice but to do the hard thing we wanted to avoid in the first place. Much easier and faster to just stop avoiding hard things and face them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

People who say “I was going to but” tend to have worse outcomes than people who say “I was going to and I didn’t because.” The former is passive and it makes it seem like you had no control, like the world is acting on you. The latter is active: you made a choice.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

No one will work for your success as much as you will. The rest of the world will compound your efforts, but you're responsible for putting in the principal.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

18

You are responsible for your own happiness.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

"It's not your fault, but it's your responsibility to do something about it" is increasingly how I respond to people complaining. This phrase acknowledges what happened, removes blame, and moves people away from a passive narrative where they're a victim and into an active one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

It is the responsibility of the writer to make it easy on the reader.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

21

When something bad happens, it’s easy to blame something or someone. But this approach is counterproductive and absolves you, makes you lazy, and consumes energy. A better approach is to assume it’s your fault and deal with it.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

As a creator, it is your job to find your audience — not your audience’s job to find you

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

The banality of evil is on fine display amongst most Big Tech workers. It’s not like we set the strategy! We just make the trains run on time! It can’t be our responsibility to consider where those trains are headed.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

24

Perhaps it isn't that responsible people become founders but that the act of founding makes the person responsible.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

If you don’t think it’s your responsibility, you won’t fix it.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

The responsibility of any creator is to do the work, not judge it. Your job is to fall in love with the process, not grade the outcome.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

An angry mob can kill an individual, each member absolved of the responsibility of dealing the killing blow. Online mobs are no different.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

28

A comedian doesn’t blame the audience if the joke falls flat A speaker doesn’t blame the audience if the speech doesn’t inspire A content creator doesn’t blame the audience if the content doesn’t resonate

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

29

How to justify anything: If we don't exploit every worker and every loophole, someone else will! It's our solemn duty to crack the whip.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

Excel by embracing responsibility.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

I see a lot of investors get blamed when startups prioritize growth at all costs instead of sustainability. It turns out, while VCs are nice enough to play bad cop, it's probably the CEO/founders who are still responsible for making the ultimate decision. So, blame accordingly!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

32

Writing operations-focused rules for my team: ∙ Prize simplicity over performance ∙ Reduce back-and-forth ∙ Create systems for all repeated actions ∙ Give responsibility to individuals, not teams Every urgent email or text message reveals an upstream leak in our systems.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

How to be a contrarian: Take responsibility for yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher