What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.

— Tim Ferriss

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If you don't have time, the truth is, you don't have priorities. Think harder; don't work harder.

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It isn't enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.

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But you are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn't making you stronger, they're making you weaker.

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Tim Ferriss quote What we fear doing most is usually what

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.

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The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.

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The way we measure productivity is flawed.

People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.

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That's precisely the question everyone should be asking-why the hell not? - Why not you, why not now.

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Tim Ferriss quote Focus on being productive instead of bus

Focus on being productive instead of busy.

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Luxury, to me, is not owning a lot of stuff. Luxury, to me, is feeling unrushed.

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Being selective-doing less-is the path of the productive.

Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.

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Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.

Being busy is a form of mental laziness-lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.

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Three ingredients of luxury lifestyle design are time, income, and mobility.

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Money doesn't change you; it reveals who you are when you no longer have to be nice.

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Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.

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About Tim Ferriss

Quotes 284 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday July 20, 1977

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too.

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Focus on impact, not approval. If you believe you can change the world, which I hope you do, do what you believe is right and expect resistance and expect attackers. Keep calm and carry on!

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Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.

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Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.

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Which 20% of sources are causing 80% of my problems and unhappiness? Which 20% of sources are resulting in 80% of my desired outcomes and happiness?

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An entrepreneur isn't someone who owns a business, it's someone who makes things happen.

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Learn to be difficult when it counts.

In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.

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

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Nothing can match the wonderment that comes from staring up into the star-filled canopy above and realizing that you are a part of that creation.

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The biggest misconception about work is that you need to spend the majority of your time doing it.

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Personal branding is about managing your name - even if you don't own a business - in a world of misinformation, disinformation, and semi-permanent Google records. Going on a date? Chances are that your "blind" date has Googled your name. Going to a job interview? Ditto.

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If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually', just do it and correct course along the way.

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I'm not a big believer in long-term planning and far-off goals.

In fact, I generally set 3-month and 6-month dreamlines. The variables change too much and in-the-future distance becomes an excuse for postponing action.

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Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done. Life's too short to think small.

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Age doesn't matter. An open mind does.

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Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.

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Slowing down doesn't mean accomplishing less;

it means cutting out counterproductive distractions and the perception of being rushed.

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If we define risk as 'the likelihood of an irreversible negative outcome,' inaction is the greatest risk of all.

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People are fond of using the its not what you know, its who you know adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends. Nonsense.

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Dreamlining is so named because it applies timelines to what most would consider dreams.

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Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.

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Life is too short to be small.

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Short, sweet, and to the point. Clear writing, and therefore clear commands, comes from clear thinking. Think simple.

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Resveratrol is fascinating stuff. One of the best sources of information about it is the Immortality Institute. They have a forum where some people are in the 500 Club, as they call it. They've been taking 500 milligrams for years. It's a really great source of data.

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People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.

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Many a false step was made by standing still.

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Pacifists become militants. Freedom fighters become tyrants. Blessings become curses. Help becomes hindrance. More becomes less.

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Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.

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With a decrease in the number of pirates, there has been an increase in global warming over the same period. Therefore, global warming is caused by a lack of pirates. Even more compelling: Somalia has the highest number of Pirates AND the lowest Carbon emissions of any country. Coincidence?

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Just a few words on time management: forget all about it.

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Get good at being a troublemaker and saying sorry when you really screw up

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In a digital world, there are numerous technologies that we are attached to that create infinite interruption.

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Focus on being productive instead of busy.

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Awareness, even at a subconscious level, beats fancy checklists without it, track or you will fail.

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There is a direct correlation between am increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want.

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Someday is a dis-ease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

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Personally, I now aim for one month of overseas relocation or high-intensity learning (tango, fighting, whatever) for every two months of work projects.

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