Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on training yourself

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1

What kills your dreams isn't a lack of competence, but rather confidence. Confidence comes from how you talk to yourself.

2

Calm your mind. Train your body. Master your craft. Be present in the moment.

3

It's hard to escape average performance if you need someone to make sure you're focused and disciplined. The best — in any field — drive themselves when no one is around. They don't need someone pushing them.

4

If you don't challenge yourself, you won't fail. If never fail you'll lack the knowledge and motivation to deliver when it matters most. If you're not occasionally getting your ass kicked, you're not pushing hard enough.

5

You don't control your initial trajectory in life (country of birth, parents, diet, initial education, etc.) but—for the vast majority of people—at some point, you take control of your own trajectory (you can educate yourself, etc).

6

The professional knows you’re aren’t born a professional, you become one.

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