Patrick Bet-David Quotes

Why should I know Patrick Bet-David?

Patrick Bet-David is an Iranian-American entrepreneur and the bestselling author of 'Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible', 'Drop Out And Get Schooled: The Case for Thinking Twice About College' and 'Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy'.


Best 49 Quotes by Patrick Bet-David

“A talented entrepreneur with bad habits eventually becomes an employee. An average employee with great habits can eventually become a great entrepreneur.”

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“Alignment. It’s purely alignment. If I’m aligned with my values and principles and my goals and dreams I’m the most fulfilled, happiest person alive.”

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“Change will come only when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”

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“Don’t compare yourself to others you see around you. Get really clear on who you want to be.”

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“Ferrari doesn’t advertise on TV because their customers don’t watch much of it.”

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“Humility has a different meaning to different people. It doesn’t mean being a priest, a monk, or a pastor. It simply means you don’t know it all.”

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“I’ve not found one single mutual fund, one single real estate investment, any gold, silver or anything else that has given me higher returns than me investing in myself.”

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“If a government can’t have a strong military, police, firefighters, public schools, roads, hospitals, etc... with the 33% of taxes they collect, then it’s time to fire who’s in charge and replace them with efficient people.”

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“If you can walk, talk, hear or see, you have everything it takes to do something big with your life.”

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“Instincts are a by-product of thousands of hours of mastering your trade.”

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“It’s tough to start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading and re-living the last one. Grab the pen of life and start writing the next one.”

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“Number one rule — Money is a game. You’re playing a game. It’s that simple. If you look at it as a game, just like anything, you can get better at it, right?”

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“One can not charm or seduce their way out of lost time. Time has no mercy for those who take it for granted.”

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“Only your habits will continue to frustrate you. Your results are a by-product of your habits. Change your habits, change your results.”

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“Reading an hour a day is only 4% of your day. But that 4% will put you at the top of your field within 10 years. Find the time.”

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“Spend money on experiences instead of things because they last longer.”

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“Take some time to sit and reflect on your dream job or the best version of you.”

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“The bigger the vision you have, the more important it is for you to think on what type of a team you’re going to put around you.”

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“The first two years of being an entrepreneur will be a roller coaster ride. The goal is to eventually own the roller coaster.”

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“The future looks bright for those who stay humble.”

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“The moment you start fighting for something bigger than you, you’ll be introduced to a version of you that you’ve never seen before.”

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“The only difference between the entrepreneur and the intrepreneur is that the entrepreneur puts up the money. That’s it.”

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“Whatever you’re going through right now has a lifespan. Pain has a lifespan. Challenges have a lifespan. Do your best to process the current challenge without over-reacting. Judge less & find ways to improve you! It all works itself out.”

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“You have room to improve. You can learn from others including your enemies and allies.”

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“You never know the potential of a contact. You have to know [that] every contact could take you to someplace that you don’t know. It’s like a movie. You don’t know the next scene, you know? So you can’t just assume what that contact is going to lead into. Sometimes the smallest contact can lead into something big.”

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“You’re one bad decision away from setting yourself back years. One bad relationship away from picking up bad habits and mindset. At the same time, you’re one great decision away from changing your life. One great relationship away from picking up great habits and mindset.”

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Doing The Impossible Quotes

“If experts say you have ADHD use that God-given gift to ignore naysayers. Learn to use your crutches in life as secret weapons.”

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Doing The Impossible

“Roger Banister said his 4:03.6 mile in 1953 made him realize that the four-minute mile was not out of reach. Part of daring to achieve the impossible is letting failure motivate you rather than discourage you.”

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Doing The Impossible

“The downside is that a person spends $20 to watch that hero instead of being that hero himself.”

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Doing The Impossible

“We never feel completely ready for life’s big decisions; but in taking the leap, we push ourselves to the next level.”

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Doing The Impossible

Drop Out And Get Schooled Quotes

“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”

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Drop Out And Get Schooled

Your Next Five Moves Quotes

“Awareness shows you that you are at the center of all your problems (and solutions).”

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Your Next Five Moves

“I cannot teach you desire. If you prefer to avoid hard work, if you feel no desire to do something important with your life, there’s not much I can do for you.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“If you notice envy creeping in, it's a powerful indicator that you should reexamine your goals.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“If you want to get to the top, there’s always the risk that it will isolate you from other people.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“Poor processors play the victim and blame others and external events rather than seeing how they contributed to the problem. You know you’re witnessing a poor processor when you don’t hear the word 'I'. You’ll hear him or her say things such as 'All millennials are lazy. These kids have no work ethic. They are causing my business to suffer'.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“Studying others gives us knowledge, but studying yourself ultimately leads to an incredible amount of freedom.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“Studying yourself helps you reach self-acceptance, which liberates you from self-judgment.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“The moment you understand who you will have to spend the rest of your life with and learn to accept it, you’ll eliminate self-judgment, which will empower you to make more bold moves. It will minimize overthinking and increase execution.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“The most dangerous unhappy people I’ve met are those who are both extremely ambitious and extremely lazy. What this combination produces is envy, which is a deadly sin that will make your life a living hell. These are people who think big and want to do something big, but they’re not willing to put in the work to earn it. They’ll cheat. They’ll throw you under the bus. They’re constantly looking for shortcuts. And if someone else has what they want, it eats away at their very soul. If someone is winning at a higher level than you are, either lower your expectations to match your work ethic or increase your work ethic to exceed your expectations. If you do neither, you’ll be miserable. What it all boils down to is that alignment is the key to fulfillment.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“There’s nothing wrong with wanting freedom, but it may feel empty once you’ve attained it.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“This book is about taking the vision and mindset of a chess master and applying it to business.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“to increase your income is a formula. If you’re not fulfilled and happy with the current results in different areas of your life, it’s most likely due to your needing to make some adjustments in some of the formulas you’ve been using for a while.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“When you study the most important person (you), you will begin to learn how to conquer the most important person who is holding you back (you).”

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Your Next Five Moves

“You must act like a great company (or a great entrepreneur/intrapreneur) long before you ever become one.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“You want to choose a path that puts the odds of winning in your favor; in poker, it’s called game selection. What determines if you win in any game (or business) isn’t how good you are; it’s how good you are relative to your competition. That’s why it’s so important to know your own strengths and weaknesses and find a market in which you have an inherent advantage.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“You're going to use experiences to become either bitter or better. To get better you must reflect on your mistakes.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“Your anger at others dies out once you see that no one but you controls your fate.”

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Your Next Five Moves

“Your vision must align with who you want to be. Your choices must align with your vision. Your effort must align with the size of your vision. Your behavior must align with your values and principles.”

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Your Next Five Moves