Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on winning

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You can disagree without saying anything. Not needing to win trivial arguments saves you time, energy, and friends.

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Chess masters know that to win you have to avoid losing. The first thing they do after an opponent make a moves isn’t to think about strategy or winning but rather to ask them self: what’s the threat? Avoid stupidity before seeking brilliance.

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If you want to win once, focus on the outcome. If you want to win often, focus on the process.

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Compounding works with consistency over time. While eating healthy once is easy, doing it for a year is transformational. It's easy to get one win. It's hard to get a lot of wins. Boring progress makes for exceptional results.

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The four most dangerous words to accomplishing your dreams are: “I’ll do it later.”

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Winning the small battles often means you lose the war. For example, people who nit pick irrelevant details don’t realize they aren’t invited to the next meeting. The desire to signal smarts cost them more than they know.

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Some people listen when they need to; people that get ahead listen all the time.

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