Popular Tim Ferriss Quotes

Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic.


Life is too short to be small.


Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.


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


When you try to do something big its hard to fail completely.


For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.


Dream lining is so named because it applies timelines to what most would consider dreams.


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


Three ingredients of luxury lifestyle design are time, income, and mobility.


Life is too short to be small.


Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.


Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!


Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic.


Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.


The fishing is best where the fewest go. There is just less competition for bigger goals.


Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.


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-consuming and energy consuming. It is easier to raise $10,000,000 than it is $1,000,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.


Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. When people suggest you follow your “passion” or your “bliss,” I propose that they are, in fact, referring to the same singular concept: excitement. This brings us full circle. The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”


Lacking an external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant. If you find a focus, an ambitious goal that seems impossible and forces you to grow, these doubts disappear.


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.


Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.


Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!


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


That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking-why the hell not? – Why not you, why not now.