Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on future self

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The greatest trap is telling yourself you’ll do something important later. Excuses create their own inertia. The longer you wait the harder it gets. “Later” is where dreams go to die.

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If you're focused on the outcome, you're not focused on the process. Sustained success comes from a fanatical focus on process. You don't need to be perfect, just better than yesterday.

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Your focus becomes your future.

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In the short run, lying is easy and honesty is hard. In the long run, honesty is easy and lying is hard. What you choose today makes your tomorrow.

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When making an agreement or decision think down and out. Down into your body. What does your head say? What about your heart? Out into the future — Fast forward 5 weeks, 5 months, 5 years. How do you feel about it ? What would cause it not to work? Etc. Now decide.

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Let the hindsight of your future self, become the foresight of your present self.

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