Best 38 Quotes & Tweets on Short term

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1

All self-help boils down to "choose long-term over short-term."

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Decisions: • If you can’t decide, the answer is no. • If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term (pain avoidance is creating an illusion of equality). • Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

So much advantage in life comes from being willing to look like an idiot over the short term.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

You have to be willing to look like an idiot in the short run to outperform in the long run. While copying what others already do helps achieve average results quickly, common approaches never outperform. What ends as being better starts as being different.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

6

We waste our time with short term thinking and busywork. Warren Buffett spends a year deciding and a day acting. That act lasts decades.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Key to hospitality: add a bonus. • If you run a hotel, give people an extra 30-minutes to check-out. • If you run a restaurant, thank guests with a free small dessert. • If you run a bakery, keep small cookies on the counter. Short-term costs create long-term loyalty.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

8

Simple heuristic: If you're evenly split on a difficult decision, take the path that's more painful in the short term.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

Many people are unwilling to suffer in the short term to reach fulfillment in the long term.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

If you play short term games, you win short term prizes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

You can't get long term outcomes with short term people.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

The longer you delay that thing you know you should do, the more difficult it gets. The easier thing in the short run is often the harder thing in the long run. Pain today, gain tomorrow.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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In the short run, lying is easy and honesty is hard. In the long run, honesty is easy and lying is hard. What you choose today makes your tomorrow.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

14

We optimize for short-term ego protection over long-term happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

We strive to avoid hard things so we turn to shortcuts. When we run out of shortcuts, we're left with no choice but to do the hard thing we wanted to avoid in the first place. Much easier and faster to just stop avoiding hard things and face them.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Long-term marketing: Brand building that endures over time. Short-term marketing: sales-focused activations that increase revenue. Both are important. Long-term marketing builds brand equity. Short-term marketing cashes in the equity you’ve built.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

17

To get exponential returns, forget learning the latest thing. Instead, focus on what lasts.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

The more tired you are, the more susceptible you become to short-term thinking.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

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When the period of time between action and feedback is short, speed matters. The biggest risk is moving too slow and not iterating fast enough. When the period of time between action and feedback is long, judgment matters. The biggest risk is moving too fast.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

There are two kinds of focus. 1) Concentrating on a problem for an afternoon. 2) Obsessing over something for years, and showing up every single day. We talk a lot about concentration, but if you study the greats, they're always obsessing over their craft. 24/7 focus.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

The harder thing in the short term often ends up being easier in the long run.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

When feedback loops are short, the number of iterations matters. It's not what you know, but how quickly you can learn. When feedback loops are long, existing knowledge matters. It's not what you can learn, but what you already know.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

The market may be irrational in the short term, but so are you if you think that you can time it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

An effective social media strategy isn’t one that aims for short-term wins, but instead builds communities to meet long-term goals

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

Three trends for the future of work: 1) More short-term projects. Fewer long-term jobs. 2) Hyper-specialization: Pick a niche and own it. 3) Software automation: Creative and repetitive tasks will be automated. A dream world for brilliant marketers and capable entrepreneurs.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

Stop predicting and start positioning. Positioning looks short-term inefficient and yet is incredibly effective long-term.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

The longer the game you’re playing, the less short term losses matter.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

Facts about writing on the internet: 1. It takes time to build an audience. That’s why it’s so valuable. 2. The most interesting people you meet will find you online. 3. People over estimate the short-term benefits of writing but under-estimate the long-term benefits.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

Think short-term, suffer long-term.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

30

Give a student a curriculum and they can learn for a month. Teach a student to be self-motivated and they can learn for a lifetime.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

31

The classical virtues are all decision-making heuristics to make one optimize for the long term rather than for the short term.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

32

Consensus seeking creates short-term calm and long-term confusion.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

33

Tactics produce short-term. Strategy produces long-term.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

Short-term thinking breaks markets. Long-term thinking makes markets.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

35

Thoughts on college. Short-term, I wish I’d focused on timely skills. Long-term, I wish I’d focused on timeless subjects like physics, philosophy, and art history. Regardless, who you meet and how intensely you learn is much more important than your major.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

36

Pain is the result of avoiding short-term discomfort.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

37

People are short-term thinkers who depend on tradition to help their society survive in the long-term

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

38

The two facets of building a digital business: Generating attention (trading, short-term) Building relationships (investing, long-term) Get good at both.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher