30 Tim Ferriss Quotes on Goals and Life

Timothy Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, investor, author, podcaster, and lifestyle guru. He became well-known through his “4-Hour” self-help book series including the 4-Hour Work Week, the 4-Hour Body, and the 4-Hour Chef, that focused on lifestyle optimizations, but he has since reconsidered this approach. Here are some of Tim Ferriss Quotes on Self help, life, and goals.

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“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.” 

“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.” 

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“It is possible to become world-class, enter the top 5% of performers in the world, in almost any subject within 6-12 months, or even 6-12 weeks.” 

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

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

“If you let pride stop you, you will hate life.” 

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

“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.” 

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

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“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.”

“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” 

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

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

Tim Ferriss Quotes

“The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.”

“People are fond of using the its not what you know, its who you know adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends.” 

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

Tim Ferriss Quotes

“Remember – boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure.” 

“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.” 

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

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

“Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive.” 

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“It is predicated on the assumption that you dislike what you are doing during the most physically capable years of your life. This is a nonstarter—nothing can justify that sacrifice.” 

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 “I will take as a given that, for most people, somewhere between six and seven billion of them, the perfect job is the one that takes the least time.” 

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

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“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. Otherwise, you waste someone else’s time instead of your own, which now wastes your hard-earned cash.”

“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.”

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