Best 63 Quotes & Tweets on Winning

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1

The reason to win the game is so that you can be free of it.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

In physical domains (diet, workouts), consistency is king. In intellectual and social domains, wins are rare, sudden, and nonlinear - 99% of effort is “wasted.” Once we find our ideal spouse, career, friends, we realize how much time we squandered by not moving on sooner.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Win the day. There are many questions swirling right now... How long will this last? How will we manage? How will we recover? How worried should I be? Leave it be. Nobody knows the answers. Have the best day you can, today. Win the moment in front of you now. Win the day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

Systems are for people who care about winning repeatedly. Goals are for people who care about winning once.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

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

6

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

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The secret to winning is learning how to lose. That is, learning to bounce back from failure and disappointment—undeterred—and continuing to steadily march toward your potential. Your response to failure determines your capacity for success.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Why focus on the process when the world is outcome driven? Don’t results matter? Yes, results do matter. But if you optimize for the outcome, you win one time. If you optimize for a process that leads to great outcomes, you can win again and again.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

10

Chess masters know that to win you have to avoid losing. The first thing they do after an opponent make a moves isn’t to think about strategy or winning but rather to ask them self: what’s the threat? Avoid stupidity before seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

If you want to win once, focus on the outcome. If you want to win often, focus on the process.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

Improvement is an endless game. You can finish: -building a profitable company -writing a bestseller -winning a championship You can never finish: -perfecting your craft -learning all you can -maximizing your potential The way to win is to master that which can never be won.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

Slow and steady often wins because it keeps you motivated. Take on manageable challenges and you'll get frequent signals of progress. Bite off more than you can chew and progress stalls. When you make progress, you want to keep going. When you break progress, you want to stop.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

It’s crazy how you hear the story of The Tortoise and the Hare while growing up, and assume it’s just a nice thing to tell kids—and then you start your career and watch it actually happen. The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

Compounding works with consistency over time. While eating healthy once is easy, doing it for a year is transformational. It's easy to get one win. It's hard to get a lot of wins. Boring progress makes for exceptional results.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

The easy way is often the hard way. Shortcuts, one-sided deals, and selfish behavior create debts. You only look like a winner until the bill comes due. Short-term actions become long-term frustrations. In hindsight, the hard way only seems slow in the moment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Win the day and the decade falls into place.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

The advice to “focus on the process, not the outcome” is only partially correct. Life is certainly not about any single outcome, but good processes are those that increase your winning percentage. If your outcomes aren’t improving, the process needs to change.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

19

Be thankful for your failures. They reveal the winning strategies.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

20

A principle for writing, investing, and life in general: It is much easier to notice when something is working than to predict ahead of time if it will work. Take action, make many small bets, and run lots of quick (but thoughtful) experiments. Then, double-down on the winners.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

21

Your habits are often a byproduct of friction and convenience. Humans are wired to seek the path of least resistance, which means the most convenient option is often the winning option. Make good choices more convenient and bad choices less so. Behavior will improve naturally.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

22

You can win a lot in life just by being the last one to give up.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

23

Don’t be the critic. Be the person who tries. Who fails. Who stumbles. Who strives. Who comes up short. Who errs. Who devotes. Who at worst fails, and who at best tastes victory. The critic never knows defeat, nor victory.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

24

The winners of any game are the people who are so addicted, that they continue playing even as the marginal utility from winning declines.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

The four most dangerous words to accomplishing your dreams are: “I’ll do it later.”

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

If you “won” an argument, you lost.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

27

Winning the small battles often means you lose the war. For example, people who nit pick irrelevant details don’t realize they aren’t invited to the next meeting. The desire to signal smarts cost them more than they know.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

It is more effective to design an environment where you don't need willpower than to rely on willpower to conquer your environment.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

29

All learning is dependent on feedback. The faster the feedback, the faster you can learn. Thus, in many domains, the individual, team, or organization with the fastest feedback cycle is the one that wins.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

30

How to Win 1. Broad funnel. Research widely, explore unrelated areas for ideas, create a huge dataset of options. 2. Tight filter. Eliminate nearly everything. Focus only on the best options. Prioritize asymmetric opportunities: limited downside, unlimited upside. 3. Repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

If you make something enough people want and pay for, you will win regardless of what anyone else thinks or says.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

32

Someone else’s win is not your loss. Especially if it’s a friend.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

33

Some people listen when they need to; people that get ahead listen all the time.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

34

Thought experiment! Many ultra-successful people found ONE big idea and doubled-down on it. • Warren Buffett: Value investing • Peter Thiel: Mimetic theory • George Soros: Reflexivity, shaped by Karl Popper Less may be more. We should take our best ideas more seriously.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

35

If you learn to celebrate the small things you'll have a thousand things to be happy about every day.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

36

There’s an idea in poker called “table selection.” Basically, there are two ways to win more: you can either improve your skills or you can play against weaker players. The metaphor applies to every industry.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

Fight for independence, but don’t stop once you’ve won yours – keep going.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

38

The people who personally grow the fastest have one thing in common: they are able to thrive within constantly changing circumstances.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

39

Picking the right game to play is more important than learning to win.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

40

Make the process the prize and you’ll never stop winning.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

41

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

42

Good things come to those who don't wait for permission.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

43

You've got to lose in public to win in public.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

44

The only person you’re in competition with is yourself. So make sure you beat that fool every chance you get.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

45

You win some, you lose most.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

46

We win by helping each other win.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

47

Win with humility Lose with grace

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

48

Don't ever let anyone tell you what success or winning takes or requires. They're extrapolating from tea leaves. Chart a path your way.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

49

How to overcome a fear of failure: Fail enough times to understand it’s the only thing that makes you better.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

50

Three ways for remote workers to shine: 1) Purchase a selfie light: Add light to your face so people can see you. 2) Dark background: Sit against a dark backdrop so the camera isn't over-exposed. 3) Learn to write: Remote workers communicate less by voice, and more with words.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell