Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on patience

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If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life.


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


If you wait until you are certain of the outcome, you won't accomplish much of anything.


Be impatient with progress but patient with people.


If a decision is reversible and inconsequential, make it as soon as possible. Speed matters. If a decision is irreversible and consequential, gather as much information as possible before deciding. Wait until the last possible moment. Being right matters.


The best time to have a difficult conversation is when you first feel it. The second best time is now. Difficult conversations don’t get easier if you wait to have them. The sooner you open up about hard things the better. The longer you wait, the harder it gets.


Be impatient with tactics. Be patient with your dreams.


A simple insight that’s underappreciated is patience. Most results come at the end, not the beginning.


Three things rarely found together that produce outstanding results: intelligence, patience, and compassion.

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