My Favorite Quotes

Updated Nov 20, 2022#blog#career

“The way most fortunes are lost is not through excessive expenditure, but through bad investments. The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.” - Paul Graham

“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.” – Elon Musk

“There is always a gap between being an apprentice and being a craftsman. The apprentice has the taste, but not the skill. The craftsman has the taste and the skill.” - James Clear

“If you want to produce great scientific work, you should just focus on producing as much work as possible. Do your work conscientiously of course, but don’t worry if you don’t feel brilliant. Just write every day and keep submitting stuff. Some of it will be brilliant; most will be average; some will be embarrassingly bad. It doesn’t matter. Just keep writing.” - Barbara W. Sarnecka

“Find hobbies that make you rich, fit and smart. Making money should be a function of your identity and what you like to do.” - Naval

“Every creator wrestles with the tradeoff between quality and consistency. I think I’ve found the answer: Default to consistency, and cut scope. Once you have a fanbase, do a strategy turn to quality.” - Shawn @swyx Wang

“Consistency consistently goes in, quality occasionally comes out. You write consistently every day, but don’t publish everything; You can return to your drafts a day later to see if it still makes sense or sparks joy; The ones that make it through your self filter can be shared with a peer review group or mastermind, before final publication.” - Shawn @swyx Wang