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Tim Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferriss is an American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is best known as the author of “The 4-Hour Workweek” which has appeared on the New York Times, BusinessWeek and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and has sold over 1,350,000 copies. He is also an angel investor or an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies.

Here is a collection of some best Tim Ferriss quotes.

Tim Ferriss Quotes

1. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss

2. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

3. “People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” – Tim Ferriss

4. “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” – Tim Ferriss

5. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

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

7. “Life is too short to be small.” – Tim Ferriss

8. “Many a false step was made by standing still.” – Tim Ferriss

9. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

10. “Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure”.” – Tim Ferriss

11. “By working only when you are most effective, life is both more productive and more enjoyable. It’s the perfect example of having your cake and eating it, too.” – Tim Ferriss

12. “$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.” – Tim Ferriss

13. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

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

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15. “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” – Tim Ferriss

16. “Different is better when it is more effective or more fun.” – Tim Ferriss

17. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

18. “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.” – Tim Ferriss

19. “Pareto’s Law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs.” – Tim Ferriss

20. “Age doesn’t matter: an open mind does.” – Tim Ferriss

21. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.” – Tim Ferriss

22. “When you try to do something big its hard to fail completely.” – Tim Ferriss

23. “The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That’s a bittersweet ending.” – Tim Ferriss

24. “Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.” – Tim Ferriss

25. “Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.” – Tim Ferriss

26. “Being overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing, and is far more unpleasant. Being selective – doing less – is the path of the productive. Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.” – Tim Ferriss

27. “People don’t want to be millionaires — they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.” – Tim Ferriss

28. “Don’t confuse the complex with the difficult. Most situations are simple—many are just emotionally difficult to act upon.” – Tim Ferriss

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