Best 185 Quotes & Tweets on Skills

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1

If the work doesn’t require creativity, delegate it, automate it, or leave it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Self-awareness is the most attractive trait.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Charisma is the ability to project confidence and love at the same time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Finding a new job is uncomfortable. Starting a company is uncomfortable. Learning a new skill is uncomfortable. Getting healthy is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

5

The two skills of modern business: Storytelling and spreadsheets. Know the numbers. Craft the narrative.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Your real resumé is a painful recounting of all of your struggles.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

To improve, compare little things. -marketing strategies -exercise technique -writing tactics To be miserable, compare big things. -career path -marriage -net worth Comparison is the thief of joy when applied broadly, but the teacher of skills when applied narrowly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

Degrees are not useful. Skills are.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

Sources of personal competitive advantage: - delayed gratification - capital - network (who you know) - unique skills or combinations - platform - ability to suffer - family / home life - speed - ability to change your mind - ability to learn/adapt

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Investing well is a skill that everyone can and should learn. Accreditation rules prevent learning and push people into a small set of "safe" assets, high-priced managers, and into lotteries / gambling. Rules based on sophistication instead of net worth would lower inequality.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Modeling a behavior is 100x stronger than telling someone to act differently. Kids imitate the habits of their parents. Teammates match the competitive energy of one another. Employees learn to manage like their supervisor. Be the standard and others will raise their standards.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

One of the most damaging and widespread social beliefs is the idea that most adults are incapable of learning new skills.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The skills you really want can’t be taught, but they can be learned.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Top skill for entrepreneurs: Being great at ignoring what everyone else is doing.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

15

Abilities that lead to intelligence: 1. The curiosity to experiment and explore. 2. The honesty to observe the world as it is, not as you wish it to be. 3. The humility to kill your favorite ideas when you learn something new. 4. The consistency to repeat this cycle for life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

Proven community builders are even rarer and higher-leveraged than proven developers and designers. There’s no school or playbook.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Every skill you have was once unknown to you. The human brain is a learning machine. Stick with it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

In an age of infinite leverage, judgement is the most important skill.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Stop selling, start storytelling.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

Successful people are just unsuccessful people who know how to recover from mistakes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

One of the less talked about realities of achieving something great is the sheer amount of time you have to be alone, toiling until the thing you’re creating is great. Much of one’s perseverance is believing you’re not wasting your time despite feeling lonely w/ many distractions

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

22

long-term thinking is a competitive advantage because almost no one does it

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

23

Learn to say yes when an amazing opportunity presents itself, even if you're not 100% sure how to do it. You can learn along the way.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

24

If you're an investor and you meet a founder you feel is truly playing the long game, it's scary not to fund them.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

@paulg

25

One of the most underrated career skills that isn’t really taught anywhere is editing your own writing. Great writing is actually re-writing. Simplifying paragraphs. Clarifying key points. Double-checking for typos. Good writing will impress in any job.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

Three skills that pay lifetime dividends: • Being able to effectively sell • Being able to effectively write • Being able to effectively public speak

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

27

Ability to focus for long periods of time to become great at something, coupled with the ability to cold call your way to anyone can get you a really long way in this world.

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

28

It doesn’t take talent to do something new. It most certainly doesn’t take experience to do something new. It takes courage to do something new.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

29

You don't need to be twice as good to get twice the results. You need to be slightly better and let it compound over time. The world will do the rest of the work for you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

The top two skillsets for blockchain entrepreneurs, in order: Technology development. Community development. That’s it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

31

Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity. We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before. As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before. Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

32

You choose who you are. You own your attitude. You own your integrity. You own your response. You own your character. You own your capacity to love. You own your willingness to help others. You own how you talk to others and yourself. You own your happiness.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

You'll never know how good of a musician you could have been. You'll never know how good of a painter you could have been. You'll never know how good of a writer you could have been. If you don't give yourself the chance.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

34

The most underrated skill to develop in any profession is intuition. It’s probably underrated because it can’t be taught. It comes only by trial and error.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

35

What are you passionate about? What is your purpose? What is your one true calling? Questions like these are popular, but can be hard to answer. Inversion provides clarity: You can discover what you want to do simply by eliminating everything you don't want to do.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

I don’t think great decision makers necessarily are good problem solvers. Rather, great decision makers are masterful problem avoiders.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

Make your identity about your strengths, not your weaknesses.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

38

The Internet is the most important technology in our lives. You don't need permission to build things on the Internet. All you need is an idea, a vision, 2-3 skills, and the discipline to execute it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

39

Unlearning is a massively underrated skill.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

40

One of the worst lies the world tells you: "You have to be patient and pay your dues". Not true. Always strive for better now.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

41

Founders are artists

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

42

The uncomfortable truth: You can get into the top 10% of a huge number of income producing skills by watching YouTube videos and practicing.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

43

Even fewer people are willing/able to actually execute on plans. People who have a bold vision, specific plans, and execution ability can make magic happen.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

44

Perhaps the myth that adults can't learn new skills is tied to the myth that education requires formal schooling.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

45

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

46

Becoming world-class at Googling things is one of the most valuable skills you can have, but I don’t know anybody who actively tries to get better at it.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

47

The most successful people I've worked with seem to answer my emails the fastest.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

48

Most underappreciated skill for new founders: Numeracy. Can you speak with authority about your numbers, now and in the future? Can you define the levers of your growth, pick feasible goals, and then hit them week after week, month after month? This is true product market fit

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

@garrytan

49

Saying you want to "learn to code" to get into tech/start a startup is like saying "I want to learn how to lay bricks" when you're interested in becoming a real estate developer. You don't need to learn to code. You need to understand how it all fits together.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

50

Increasingly, I believe getting rich and staying rich require different skills. Qualities needed for getting rich: -focused -optimistic -confident -lucky Qualities needed for staying rich: -diversified -pessimistic -humble -lucky Ideally, you’d learn to alternate as needed.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear