Best 416 Quotes & Tweets on Taking action

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1

You don’t need mentors, you need action.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Highs that don’t lead to subsequent lows: • Meditation, gratitude, prayer, journaling, unconditional love. • Yoga, exercise, play, nature walks. • Creating art, reading for fun, singing, poetry. • Practicing a craft, pursuing curiosity, work done for its own sake, flow.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

5 good minutes of: -pushups is a solid workout -sprints will leave you winded -writing can deliver 1 good page -reading can finish an insightful article -meditation can reset your mood You don’t need more time—just a little focused action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great. Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong. Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused. Put in your reps.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Don't worry about what's next before you achieve whats first

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

@mcuban

8

Having the self-belief that you will be able to figure things out as you go along is critical to success at anything hard. Get started and trust yourself. No one has all the answers at the beginning.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

9

Inspiration is perishable - act on it immediately.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

We often avoid taking action because we think "I need to learn more," but the best way to learn is often by taking action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Working on a problem reduces the fear of it. It’s hard to fear a problem when you are making progress on it—even if progress is imperfect and slow. Action relieves anxiety.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

The person who learns the most in any classroom is the teacher. Lesson: If you really want to learn a topic, then “teach” it. Write a book. Teach a class. Build a product. Start a company. The act of making something will force you to learn more deeply than reading ever will.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Maturity is learning how to start when you feel like procrastinating and learning how to listen when you feel like talking.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth.” —Machiavelli Mistakes of ambition: -failing on a big goal -creating something nobody wants Mistakes of sloth: -not attempting a big goal -consuming instead of creating Mistakes of ambition teach. Mistakes of sloth comfort.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Best way to learn faster: Have a stake in the outcome. To learn about food, cook for friends. To learn about an idea, publish an article about it. To learn about stocks, invest in the stock market. Risk awakens our learning muscles like a splash of cold water.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

There are 3 primary drivers of results in life: 1) Your luck (randomness). 2) Your strategy (choices). 3) Your actions (habits). Only 2 of the 3 are under your control. But if you master those 2, you can improve the odds that luck will work for you rather than against you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

19

Everyone has good intentions. Everyone believes they’re doing it for someone or something else. The only true measures are actions and results.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

The difference between motion and action. Motion: -talk to a personal trainer -research your book idea -explore different types of meditation Action: -do 10 squats -write 1 sentence -meditate for 1 minute Motion feels like progress. Action is progress.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

21

Your actions are a consequence of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a consequence of what you consume. And in the modern age, what you consume is largely a consequence of how you select and refine your social media feed. Choose better inputs. Get better outputs.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

Better bored than busy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

23

The optimal zone for performance is “slightly hungry.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

It's better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

The most powerful force in the universe is compounded attention. Anyone can focus on meaningful actions every now and then, but hammering away on what matters day after day is what delivers exceptional results. What you focus on becomes your life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

“Your favorite authors’ first drafts are bad—no better than yours.” —Julian Shapiro Your favorite athlete's first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef's first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist’s first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

27

When failure is expensive, plan carefully. When failure is cheap, act quickly.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

28

Stop worrying about how long it will take and get started. Time will pass either way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

29

In life: (1) Some things are not your fault, but they are your responsibility. (2) Other things are not your responsibility, but they are your problem. (3) Many things are neither your responsibility nor your problem, but they make the world better. Take action on all three.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

Procrastinating on something important is choosing to delay a better future.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

Raise your ambitions. Lower your expectations. The higher your ambitions, the bolder your actions. The lower your expectations, the greater your satisfaction. Change the world and be happy along the way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

32

Most failures are one-time costs. Most regrets are recurring costs. The pain of inaction stings longer than the pain of incorrect action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

33

Build small habits, but make big plans. (1) Keep your daily actions small. Strive to get 1% better every day. (2) Keep your daily mindset big. Think about how you can play a bigger game. Always start small. Never play small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

34

The biggest generator of long term results is learning to do things when you don't feel like doing them. If you let excuses or emotion drive behavior, you're cheating yourself. Put aside the excuses and start doing what you need to do.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

35

Somewhere in the world, an unknown young person is probably starting a company now that will eventually be as big as today's tech giants.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

36

The world is full of millions of winner-take-all games. You can become good, but not great, at anything via books, teachers, and mentors. It takes natural talent and obsession. Create, play, and win the game of you.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

37

If you... 1) develop a bias for moving fast 2) consistently ask, “What’s the real goal here and is there a better way to accomplish it?” ... you can accomplish a lot in one life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

38

You can only iterate on something after it’s been released. Prior to release, you’re just making the thing. Even if you change it, you’re just making it. Iterating is when you change/improve after it’s out. So if you want to iterate, SHIP.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

39

Before you begin, think as if you are a lazy person. Assume the competition will work harder. Your only chance is a better strategy. After you begin, work as if you are a dumb person. Assume the competition is smarter and more talented. Your only chance is to outwork them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

40

You can borrow knowledge, but not action.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

41

Think like a philosopher. Train and rest like an athlete. Take action like an entrepreneur.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

42

Many people delay taking action because they hope to avoid suffering. They keep searching for a path that won’t involve pain or sacrifice or tradeoffs. But some form of suffering is always inevitable. The process of taking action is the process of choosing your pain.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

43

People who get a lot done tend to do things right away.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

A paradox of life is that the greatest returns come in the long-term, but the opportunity cost of moving slowly is huge. Long-term thinking is not slow acting. Act fast on things that compound. Never let a day pass without doing something that will benefit you in a decade.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

Life is short. And if life is short, then moving quickly matters. Launch the product. Write the book. Ask the question. Take the chance. Be thoughtful, but get moving.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

46

Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

The Overreaction Paradox: When the result of taking effective action is that nothing happens, which makes your effort seem unnecessary and like an overreaction even if it was the right thing to do.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

48

You get paid linearly for analyzing and solving problems. You get paid non-linearly for spotting and siezing opportunities.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

49

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

50

We do not appreciate how brief and fleeting our lives will be. It is always later than you think. Time is always more precious than you realize. Realize it now and act!

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear