30 Top-Notch Quotes from The 4-Hour Workweek

The ‘4-Hour Workweek’ was written by Tim Ferriss whereas he teaches how to obtain success in this nontraditional work schedule. If you want to escape the 9-5 workweek, look no further. Check out these great quotes from the ‘4-Hour Workweek.’

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

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

“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.”

“Don’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are.”

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

“Few people choose to (or are able to) measure the results of their action and thus measure their contribution in time. More time equals more self-worth and more reinforcement from those above and around them.”


“I’m prepared to do battle for a dream that is worth dreaming.”

“If we define risk as ‘the likelihood of an irreversible negative outcome,’ inaction is the greatest risk of all.”

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”

“I’ll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”

“Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it.”

“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 mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for realistic goals, paradoxically making them the most time-consuming. It’s easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.”

“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.”

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

“Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

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

“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.”

“The commonsense rules of the ‘real world’ are a fragile collection of socially reinforced illusions.”

“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits.”

“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.”

“The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.”

“The options are limitless, but each path begins with the same first step replacing assumptions.”

“The question is then, how can one achieve the millionaire lifestyle of complete freedom without first having $1,000,000?”

“The question you should be asking yourself isn’t, What do I want or What are my goals? but What would excite me?”

“The worst that could happen wasn’t crashing and burning, it was accepting terminal boredom as a tolerable status quo.”

“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.”

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

“You spend two weeks negotiating your new Infiniti with the dealership and got $10,000 off? That’s great. Does your life have a purpose? Are you contributing anything useful to this world, or just shuffling papers, banging on a keyboard, and coming home to a drunken existence on the weekends?”

“You won’t believe what you can accomplish by attempting the impossible with the courage to repeatedly fail better.”

Here is an in-depth look and true life case study of the four hour work week. The four hour work week is something that can be achieved by those looking to dedicate themselves to their lifestyle and business.

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