What gets measured gets managed.— Peter Drucker
Most Powerful 4 Hour Work Week quotations
What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.
Being selective-doing less-is the path of the productive.
Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.
One does not accumulate but eliminate.
It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually', just do it and correct course along the way.
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?
Formula for failure: Try to please everybody.
The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
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.
Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.
I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel Washington in THe Hurricane. It was three months of training, five days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day. This was followed by a month of choreography.
Someday is a dis-ease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.
Being busy is a form of laziness - lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.
Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.
The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect.
It's a very simple process. He [Danny Boyl] comes in the tube (subway) and then he sits with me for 3 hours every evening and then I work on something. Then later, if he likes something, I put it even more perfectly. I tweak stuff. So this happened for 3 or 4 weeks and the music was done.
Learn to ask, "If this is the only thing I accomplish today, will I be satisfied with my day?"
What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it.
I won't miss having to stand for two hours at 4:30 a.
m. and have freezing cold glue applied to my feet. I won't miss two-hour drives to work or long, long, long days sitting in my trailer waiting...waiting...waiting. I won't miss one day off a week. I won't miss glue in my ears. But I would do it all again tomorrow.
The most important actions are never comfortable.
Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W's you control in your life: what you do, when you do it, where you do it, and with whom you do it.
Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter.
It's about building a system to replace yourself.
The question you should be asking isn't, "What do I want?" or "What are my goals?" but "What would excite me?
I'll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
To enjoy life, you don't need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren't as serious as you make them out to be.
The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, which does nothing more than leave you with a vacuum, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.