49 Marvelous Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferriss is an author, angle investor and public speaker from New York. He has written critically acclaimed books in his field, including The 4-Hour Workweek. Along with his impressive writing career, Ferriss is also an angel investor to some of the world’s most recognized companies. Here is a collection of some of his quotes to get you thinking about the way you work, live, and think.

“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.”

“Age doesn’t matter: an open mind does.”

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

“Different is better when it is more effective or fun.”

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


“Doing the Unrealistic Is Easier Than Doing the Realistic.”

“Don’t save it all for the end. There is every reason not to.”

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ You won’t believe what you can accomplish by attempting the impossible with the courage to repeatedly fail
better.”

“Everything you say should be clear.”

“Every time I find myself stressed out, it’s because I do things primarily driven by growth.”

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

“For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from.”

“For most people happiness in life is a massive amount of achievement plus a massive amount of appreciation.”

“His friends, drunk to the point of speaking in tongues, were asleep.”

“I believe that success can be measured in the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.”

“I do not equate productivity to happiness.”

“I think time management as a label encourage people to view each 24 hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible.”

“I value self discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self control.”

“If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time.”

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

“Incineration does not equal human digestion; eating a fireplace log will not store the same number of calories as burning one will produce.”

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

“It’s very easy to confuse confident motion with being productive.”

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

“Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.”

“Learn to be difficult when it counts.”

“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”

“Life is too short to be small.”

“Life would be boring without meaningful work.”

“Many a false step was made by standing still.”

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

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.”

“One of the bigger misconceptions of learning is that many skills take a lifetime to get world class at.”

“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”

“Poisonous people do not deserve your time.”

“Reality is negotiable.”

“Simple works, complex fails.”

“The bottom line is that you only have rights you fight for.”

“The concept of lifestyle design as a replacement for multi-staged career planning is sound.”

“The end product of the shorter deadline is almost inevitably of equal or higher quality due to greater focus.”

“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 is aiming for base hits.”

“The golden years become lower middle class life revisited. That’s a bittersweet ending.”

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

“Using people to leverage a refined process multiplies production; using people as a solution to poor process multiplies problems.”

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

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”

“You can enjoy stargazing just by going out and learning a couple constellations with your kids.”


This fun and entertaining video is all about the way that Tim Ferriss lives and what a typical day in his life is like.

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