Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on goal setting

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The things that matter most can't be copied. You can copy goals, you can't copy discipline. You can copy ideas, you can't copy execution. You can copy answers, you can't copy understanding. You can copy thinking, you can't copy thinking for yourself.

2

People who strive for excellence want to be developed not managed. The more comfortable someone is with being managed, the lower the potential. The more comfortable someone is managing others, the less likely they are to develop them.

3

Your goal is to find a few intelligent things to do, not do every damn thing that comes across your desk.

4

Goal-oriented people move faster. Growth-oriented people go further. Goal-oriented people want the answer so they can "get it right" quickly. They skim. Growth-oriented people want to see the process so they understand how, why, and intent. They understand.

5

Write your goals on a sheet of paper. Circle the three most important. Avoid doing any work on anything that's not circled.

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

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It’s easier to believe that something else is holding us back from what we want than to face the reality that we hold ourselves back.

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A Map is not the territory. You are not your title. An online dating profile is not the person. Metrics are not the goal.

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If you don’t set your own values, other people will.

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