Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on consistency

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Every choice you make is a step toward or away from the person you want to become. No single choice will get you where you want to go. Only repeated steps over time in the same direction will move you forward.


Compounding works with consistency over time. While eating healthy once is easy, doing it for a year is transformational. It's easy to get one win. It's hard to get a lot of wins. Boring progress makes for exceptional results.


The longer the time frame for results, the less you need intensity and the more you need consistency.


Inspiration gets you started, but discipline keeps you going.


Successful people share an uncommon persistence.


Effectiveness and efficiency are different. Aim for effectiveness on important things and efficiency on everything else.


Results are the compound interest of: 1. Consistent effort in a focused direction 2. Constant incremental progress 3. A long period of time Consistency matters more than intensity.


Get better daily. Don't try to get it all done in a day.


The best in any field share: attention to detail, a commitment to perfection they will never attain, and a relentless drive.


Consistently successful people have the ability to separate what matters from what doesn't and see what everyone else is overlooking. This skill is earned by doing the thinking, not buying the thinking.


Ordinary effort offers common results. Ordinary effort is easy and comfortable. Extraordinary effort is the limit of what you're capable of. You set your own bar for effort. The best have a higher bar, which is tough to do consistently. That's why they're the best.


Hard work, consistently applied in the right direction, takes you further than you could imagine.


People who schedule time to think consistently avoid problems and have way less stress. 🤔

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