Best 62 Quotes & Tweets on Values

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1

Networking is overrated. Become first and foremost a person of value and the network will be available whenever you need it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Don’t sell, educate. Don’t network, make friends. Don’t try to grow your audience, create value for your existing audience.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Before you ask for readers, write the article you wish you could read. Before you ask for the sale, create the product you wish you had. Before you need support, be the supportive friend. Before you need love, be the loving partner. Always give value before you ask for value.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

The way to attract good luck is to be reliable in a valuable area. The more you repeatedly deliver value, the more people seek you out for that value. Your reputation is a magnet. Once you become known for something, relevant opportunities come to you with no extra work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

An individual’s values, a company’s mission, and a nation’s constitution, all attract long term players playing long term games.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

The process of growth is the process of choosing your values, beliefs, and actions rather than imitating them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

Getting a PhD is far more expensive than I initially realized. The true cost of a PhD is not merely the cost of school. You lose nearly a decade of earnings during the exact period when your savings would compound the most. Even if you get a full ride, it might not be worth it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

It costs nothing to ask a successful person how they succeeded, but it may deliver more value than 1,000 hours of hard work. Others are under no obligation to tell you their secrets, but it is surprising how much you can learn from sincere, direct, and thoughtful questions.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

When evaluating startup ideas, Peter Thiel tells entrepreneurs to ask three questions: 1) What is valuable? 2) What can I uniquely do? 3) What is nobody else doing? Every writer should ask themselves these questions before starting an essay too.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

You don't know your true values until you are forced to make a tradeoff between them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Meetings are easier to understand once you realize that most people spend time signaling not adding value. You can instantly shorten them and increase quality by asking people to tell you what they know about the problem that no one else in the room knows.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

To add value, subtract complexity.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

13

Employees don’t know how valuable they are. Recruiting is hard. It’s expensive and time consuming. When a company finds a good employee, they’ll fight to keep them. Ask for the raise.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The best source of leverage is creating more value than you capture.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

VCs, universities, and accelerators provide more value from filtering and credentialing than they do from educating and advising.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

16

Half the battle of creating value is convincing yourself you’re valuable.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

17

The best sources of insight aren't hidden or obscure. The most valuable insights are the unrecognized simplicities that are overlooked by the many seeking complexity.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

Your attention is now the most valuable thing you own. Spend it carelessly you can end up depressed and unhappy.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

19

If you don’t set your own values, other people will.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

If you don’t value your time, neither will anyone else.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

21

When two people invest in a relationship and add value when they don’t have to ... magic happens.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis. It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

If the value you create is not mainly a function of the hours you spend, then you're likely in the right line of work.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

The most valuable insights can't be bought. They must be earned.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

The unavoidable first step in creating something valuble: Create something worthless.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

26

Adding too much value often reduces outcomes. For example, slightly better ideas executed with less motivation often give you worse outcomes than slightly worse ideas executed with more motivation. When in doubt, let people own the problem they are solving.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

Focus on value, not money.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

28

What matters in the moment rarely matters in life. Yet what matters in life always matters in the moment.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

You cannot predict the value your work will provide to the world. And you don't need to. Your job is to make the work, not judge it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

The more you value your time, the better you spend it.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

Full-time writers actually have two jobs: Write things worth reading and do things worth writing about.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

Few extremely successful people watch lots of tv, spend time with annoying people, read crap, etc? Why? They highly value their time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

Organic brand social media is like word of mouth: You have to create such a remarkable experience that people can’t help but share it with their friends

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

34

Just because you can measure something doesn’t mean it’s valuable. And just because you can’t measure something doesn’t mean it’s worthless. Don’t make the mistake of thinking the only things that matter are the things we can measure.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

35

It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making better decisions on a daily basis.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

36

A lot of people misunderstand value creation in the workplace. The value you create is a function of delivered value minus the costs to get that value (drag).

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

37

Good ideas I heard today: 1) Being an investor is as close as you can get to academia in the business world. 2) Extreme pessimism and extreme optimism paradoxically converge to doing nothing. 3) The key to a successful partnership is shared values and complementary skillsets.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

38

Perceived value motivates you to act. Actual value motivates you to repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

39

Value = consistently doing one or more of the following: What other people don’t. (easy) What other people won’t. (harder) What other people can’t. (hard)

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

40

Approach organic social media the same way you approach life: Add value and you will attract the right people, the right audiences, and the right opportunities

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

41

Value is the future discounted.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

42

If you want to see what a society values, look at its tallest buildings

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

43

Peg your self-worth to something you don’t control, and you become its slave.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

44

Selling time is a linear pursuit. Selling value is an exponential pursuit.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

45

Companies pay millions of dollars for the attention you get for free by writing online.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

The faster information spreads, the less a culture will value tradition

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

47

Time has a ceiling, value doesn’t.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

As you gain leverage, good judgement replaces work ethic as the ultimate virtue

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

Value the craft, not the tool.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

50

Talent increases the value of time, technology increases the distribution of value.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher