Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on ego

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Things that matter that aren't taught in school + Outcomes over ego (change your mind, don't take things personally, etc) + If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. + seek wealth (assets that earn) + Not all leverage is financial

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No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

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Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond.

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Trying to be less wrong is better than trying to be right. When you focus on being less wrong, blindspots become visible, beliefs no longer need protecting, and you become open to better ideas. Outcome over ego.

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Outcome over ego. Effective over efficient. Doing over watching.

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Outcome over ego.

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Outcome over ego. Correctness over consensus. Direction over speed.

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We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.

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The greatest prison of all is the one our ego puts us in.

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The gulf left by the absence of ego is quickly filled with knowledge.

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The voice inside your head shapes what you see, think, and feel. It protects your ego, even if that means distorting reality.

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Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond.

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Our greatest bias is the ability to protect our egos against feedback that uncovers reality.

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Ego can be either your enemy or your friend.

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The key to ego is distinguishing between when it's serving you and when it's getting in your way.

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