Benjamin P. Hardy Quotes

Who the Heck is Benjamin P. Hardy?

Benjamin P. Hardy is the author of business books like 'Slipstream Time Hacking', 'Willpower Doesn't Work' and 'Personality isn't Permanent'.

Hardy also wrote two books together with Dan Sullivan.

Born January 10, 1991

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Best 51 Quotes by Benjamin P. Hardy

“If you’re not living consciously, you’re living subconsciously… you’re essentially on autopilot being who you were yesterday.”

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“It’s not necessary to spend every waking moment in the future. That actually stops you from living out the process of getting there. But with every decision, you’re reminded of the future you want.”

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“Labeling yourself is one of the fastest ways to become mindless about context.”

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“Prefer being rejected at your new standard than being accepted at your old one.”

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“Start to act from now as the person you want to be.”

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“Until you appreciate what you currently have, more won’t make your life better.”

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“Very few people think deeply about their future. They’re living day-to-day. They aren’t being incredibly thoughtful and strategic about very specific details they want to see happen in their future. Even if that’s just a social event with a friend.”

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“What would your life look like if you measured every decision you made against your future vision?”

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“When you give yourself time to really think about what you want to see happen, you start to get lots of insights into how to make it happen.”

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“With every decision or opportunity, every member of the team asked themselves: Will it make the boat go faster?

You get invited to a late night party the night before training. Will it make the boat go faster?
If the answer is no… then the decision is no.

Tempted to eat a doughnut? Will it make the boat go faster?

The British rowing team used this single question — a profound implementation intention — to quickly escalate their unity, skills, conditioning, and training. They destroyed their competition and won gold.”

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“Without a future self, you don’t know who you are today. It doesn’t matter who you are if you don’t know who you plan to be.”

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"How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future" Quotes

“Humility, gratitude, and recognition of your blessings keeps your success in proper perspective. You couldn’t do what you’ve without the help of countless other people. You are extremely lucky to be able to contribute in the way you have.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“Small things — if not corrected — become big things, always.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“The fastest way to move forward in life is not doing more. It starts with stopping the behaviors holding you back.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“The worst comes first. Do that thing you’ve been needing to do. Then do it again tomorrow.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“Understanding the value of one dollar is the same as coming to appreciate the value of time. To thoughtlessly spend one dollar may not seem like a big deal, but it actually is. That frivolous spending compounded over a long enough time could be millions.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“You are never pre-qualified to live your dreams. You qualify yourself by doing the work. By committing — even overcommitting — to what you believe you should do.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

“You are never pre-qualified to live your dreams. You qualify yourself by doing the work. By committing—even overcommitting—to what you believe you should do.”

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How to Consciously Design Your Ideal Future

"Personality Isn't Permanent" Quotes

“Becoming psychologically flexible is key to personal transformation, not overattaching to your current identity or perspectives. Becoming insatiably committed to a future purpose and embracing emotions rather than avoiding them is how radical change occurs.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

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“Choosing one's own way is what makes one human – and the more you own the power of your own decision-making, the more your life and outcomes will be within your control.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

“Few people intentionally define and shape their identity, based on who they plan to be, and then become that person.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

“People use the past as the excuse to remain stuck in habits and attitudes that keep them from growing.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

“Personality is not stable but changes regardless of whether you’re purposeful about that change or not.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

“Without a meaningful goal, attempting changes lacks meaning, requires unsustainable willpower, and ultimately leads to failure.”

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Personality Isn't Permanent

“You are not a single and narrow 'type' of person. In different situations and around different people, you are different. Your personality is dynamic, flexible, and contextual. Moreover, your personality changes throughout your life, far more than you can presently imagine.”

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“You earn your confidence through intentional action toward meaningful goals. You can only borrow so much confidence from the distant past.”

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"Slipstream Time Hacking" Quotes

“A person choosing to spend large portions of time in an unsatisfying job in order to make ends meet is on a fast track to his deathbed. Time will move increasingly faster as a result of his slow pace—the relativity of time.”

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“In a non-linear and relative world, each person is empowered to change the course and meaning of their life completely. That change only takes an instant; it is a leap through a wormhole.”

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“In a single moment, a person can choose to change everything. Change doesn’t have to take a long time, it happens the instant we decide.”

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“In our world with limitless options, limitless books to read, limitless clothes to wear, limitless paths to take, it is extremely important to be picky. Excess is a suppressant to abundance. Excess represents the broad path which most people travel. With too many clothes in their closets and too many competing priorities, paralysis by analysis is at an extreme.”

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“It is the responsibility of each person to choose their destinations as well as the pathways and pace involved in reaching those destinations. Ultimately, we create our own universe.”

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“Nobody achieves the impossible without thinking they can.”

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“Sadly, people today not only spend the time they have, they also spend away their futures. To accrue debt is to sell away our future time.”

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“Slowing time is truly a matter of quality more than quantity. The destination a person is traveling toward must be intrinsically desirable.”

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“Start living today with that picture of your own 80th birthday clearly in mind. In that picture, you will find your definition of true success.”

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“Take bigger leaps. Yes, quit your job if it’s holding you back. Put yourself in a position where failure can’t be an option. In order to do that, you have to have something that truly moves and motivates you.”

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“The purest way to gift time is by being physically and emotionally present.”

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“There are three distinct requirements for personal freedom:
1) a heart at peace,
2) healthy relationships, and
3) upright character.”

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“What good is money when you don’t have time?”

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“When the goal is merely to “get through” the day as quickly as possible, life will pass full of regrets. Time becomes the great taskmaster when it should be the liberator. His time is endured rather than enjoyed. He is often late and constantly missing the moments that matter most—caught in the vacuum of time-acceleration toward death without any perceived way of slowing it down.”

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“Wormholes are everywhere. The most ridiculous life-changing opportunities are available to everyone. Sadly, most of them go unnoticed.”

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“You could live more life in one congruent day than many people live their entire lives.”

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"Willpower Doesn't Work" Quotes

“Carol Dweck, a prominent Stanford psychologist, has found that people who believe their intelligence is fixed and unchanging have a very difficult time learning. The moment these people experience any form of difficulty or negative feedback, they mentally break and give up. Conversely, people who believe their intelligence is fluid and malleable are far more likely to grow and change. They are clay that can be transformed through experience, especially challenging and new experiences.”

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“Pain, discomfort, shock, boredom, impostor syndrome, awkwardness, fear, being wrong, failing, ignorance, looking stupid: Your avoidance of these feelings is stopping you from a life greater than your wildest imagination. These are the feelings that accompany a life of success. And yet, these are the very feelings most often avoided. They are avoided because, as stated previously, most people have developed an extreme avoidance orientation toward life.”

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Willpower Doesn't Work

“Success isn’t that difficult; it merely involves taking twenty steps in a singular direction. Most people take one step in twenty directions.”

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Willpower Doesn't Work

“The belief that you cannot change leads to a victim mentality. If you are determined by nature to be what you are, then there is nothing you can do about your lot in life. Conversely, the belief that you can change leads you to take responsibility for your life. You may have been born with certain constraints, but you can change those constraints, allowing yourself to improve and grow.”

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Willpower Doesn't Work

“When you do the same things over and over and in the same environments, it’s easy to zone out. Your brain isn’t being required to assimilate new information into its existing model. You’re not being challenged by necessity to figure things out. Hence Napoleon Hill has said, “A good shock often helps the brain that has been atrophied by habit.”

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Willpower Doesn't Work

“You shape the garden of your mind by planting specific things from your environment, such as the books you read, experiences you have, and people you surround yourself with.”

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“Your behavior doesn’t come from your personality. Rather, your personality is shaped by your behavior. When you act a certain way, you then judge yourself based on your actions. Hence, you can quickly alter your identity simply by altering your behavior.”

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