Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on judging yourself

Founder Farnam Street. Reader & writer. Student & teacher. Leader and follower.

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The internet is as useful as your self-control.


When it comes to regrets, it’s the dreams we didn’t go after that haunt us — the business we didn’t start, the book we didn’t write, the love we let slip away. When pursuing your dreams you won’t remember the bruises and failures, only the person you become.


Trust allows relationships to compound. When you don't have to re-evaluate people or worry about protecting yourself all the time, you go both further and faster with less anxiety and stress.


Social media is full of people that say look how amazing my life is ... but that's not real. No one's life is amazing all the time.


Live in a way that makes time your friend, not your enemy.


“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Listening carefully to someone reveals not only how they see the situation and what they consider important but also how they see themselves.


"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.


What we choose to do is a reflection on how we see ourselves.

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