Best 448 Quotes & Tweets on Time management

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1

Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: -not having to go to meetings -not having to spend time with jerks -not being locked into status games -not feeling like you have to say “yes” -not worrying about others claiming your time and energy Real wealth is about freedom.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

You’re spending time to save money when you should be spending money to save time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

The overscheduled life is not worth living.

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

The human brain isn’t designed to process all of the world’s emergencies in realtime.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Time spent has nothing to do with job done.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Earn with your mind, not with your time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

You don’t get rich by spending your time to save money. You get rich by saving your time to make money.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Trade money for time, not time for money. You’re going to run out of time first.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

You don’t have eight creative, problem-solving hours in the day - you have two. Spend your time wisely.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

The biggest advantage of working remotely is that you no longer have to pretend to work 60 hours a week.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

Learn from times iterated over time spent. Craft a thousand tweets before ten blog posts before one novel. Skim a dozen books before absorbing one. Make many small investments before a few big bets. Build many small products before starting a company. Explore, then exploit.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

14

Be “selectively ignorant.” Ignore topics that drain your attention. Unfollow people that drain your energy. Abandon projects that drain your time. Do not keep up with it all. The more selectively ignorant you become, the more broadly knowledgable you can be.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

It isn’t 10,000 hours that creates outliers, it’s 10,000 iterations.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Good advice I received early on: When someone says no to your request, they usually mean “not right now” or “not in that way.” Most people want to help others, but there are many priorities competing for our time. Don’t take it personally. Ask again later. Ask differently.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

You’re never going to get rich renting out your time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Time is the currency of life.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

The part of your work that’s new every time is the craft. The part that’s the same every time is the toil.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

21

Wealth is the power to choose. Financial wealth is the power to choose how to spend money. Social wealth is the power to choose who to hang out with. Calendar wealth is the power to choose how to spend your time. Mental wealth is the power to choose your thoughts.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

Creativity starts with an empty calendar and ends with a full one.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

23

You don't need more time, you need more focus.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

You are richer than 93% of people. Not in money, but in time. 108 billion people have lived throughout history. 93% of them are dead. You have what every king and queen, every pharaoh and ruler, every CEO and celebrity of the past would give all their wealth for: Today.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

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

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

26

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

To maximize distribution, minimize the message. • Books - blog posts • Podcasts - snippets • Blog posts - tweetstorms • Use stand-alone tweets in tweetstorms • Tweet sparingly - high signal, low noise Readers have options - respect their time.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

28

For knowledge work, time spent has little to do with value created and the forty hour workweek is anachronistic nonsense.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

29

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

30

Anticipate, but don’t expect. Anticipation: You’re excited for what the future holds, but you don’t try to control it. Expectation: You try to predict the future and restrict your happiness to one outcome. Always be excited about the possibilities. Never be entitled to them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

Best predictor of success: Innate ability to allocate time properly.

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

@rabois

32

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

In an older society with few resources and mechanical work, the scheduled life is the most productive. In a modern society with permissionless leverage and creative work, the unscheduled life is the most productive.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

34

Optimize for tomorrow—as in, literally, one day from now. Save to be a little richer tomorrow. Exercise to be a little fitter tomorrow. Read to be a little smarter tomorrow. 1% better every day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

35

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

36

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

37

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

38

Invest the best hours of your day on the biggest opportunity, not the biggest problem.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

If you have good habits, time becomes your ally. All you need is patience.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

40

The ultimate status symbol is time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

41

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

42

You need focus to become exceptional at anything. You have to be great at saying no. Massive amounts of time and energy are wasted optimizing things that should be left undone.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

43

3 things that help habits stick: 1) Repetition. Habits form based on frequency, not time. 2) Stable context. If the context is always changing, so is the behavior. You need a reliable environment. 3) Positive emotions. If it feels good, you’ll want to repeat it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

44

Do not wait. If there is something you wish to do, go do it. Death comes for busy people too. It will not pause and return at a more convenient time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

The most expensive way to pay for anything is with time.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

46

Time is the most powerful force in the universe. Nobody controls it. Nobody can stop it. If you make choices that make time your ally on a daily basis, then nobody can prevent the trajectory of time from benefitting you in the long-run.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

47

If you have time to consume, you have time to produce.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

It takes years to become a great engineer, designer, writer, painter. But it only takes days to become communicative, reliable, and nice to be around — which will put you above 90% of your peers.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

49

If you're focused on the outcome, you're not focused on the process. Sustained success comes from a fanatical focus on process. You don't need to be perfect, just better than yesterday.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

50

Before you throw more time at the problem, throw more focused action at the problem. You don’t need more time, you need fewer distractions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear