Tim Ferriss Quotes

Best 19 Quotes by Tim Ferriss

“A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

“Adversity doesn’t build character; it reveals it.”

“Becoming a member of the New Rich is not just about working smarter. It's about building a system to replace yourself.”

“Being able to quit things that don't work is integral to being a winner.”

“Creativity is an infinite resource. The more you spend, the more you have.”

“Develop the habit of letting small bad things happen. If you don’t, you’ll never find time for the life-changing big things.”

“Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.”

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

“If you spend your time, worth $20-25 per hour, doing something that someone else will do for $10 per hour, it's simply a poor use of resources.”

“It's lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for 'realistic' goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy-consuming.”

“It’s amazing how someone’s IQ seems to double as soon as you give them responsibility and indicate that you trust them.”

“Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you're moving.”

“One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.”

“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

“The decent method you follow is better than the perfect method you quit.”

“The fishing is best where the fewest go.”

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