Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on momentum

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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.

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A lot of things that work for you also work against you. Inertia is a great example. If you keep doing what you've always done, you're going to get the same results you've always gotten. Decades get wasted expecting different results from the same inputs.

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Small changes in either direction feed on themselves: When you're a little over weight, you get depressed, then you eat more. When you exercise, you feel better, then you sleep better. Change the momentum. Change the outcome.

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Changing behavior is as much about removing obstacles as applying pressure.

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