Quotes November 2015

“Most people, whether bull or bear, when they are right, are right for the wrong reason.” -Jesse Livermore

“The more you think you know, the more closed-minded you’ll be.” -Ray Dalio

“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person. Your behavior does.” -Tucker Max

“If something that seems like work to other people doesn’t seem like work to you, that’s something you’re well suited for.” -Paul Graham

“Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant.” -Charlie Munger

I believe that the biggest problem that humanity faces is an ego sensitivity to finding out whether one is right or wrong and identifying what one’s strengths and weaknesses are. -Ray Dalio

It’s not renting a house vs. owning a house, it’s renting a house vs. renting a bunch of money from the bank. -Salman Khan

"There’s only one thing you can control in your life–your own effort." Mark Cuban

And finally, I had to make sure I wasn’t lying to myself about how hard I was working. It would have been easy to judge effort by how many hours a day passed while I was at work. That’s the worst way to measure effort. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results. The one requirement for success in our business lives is effort. Either you make the commitment to get results or you don’t. Mark Cuban

In my experience, students have been taught to place way too much importance on having the courage to follow their passions and change the world, and not nearly enough importance on having the persistence to first build the needed ability to both find concrete projects that matter and accomplish them. -Cal Newport

Anybody who’s made it will tell you, you can make it. Anyone who hasn’t made it will tell you, you can’t. -John Mayer

When you’re forced to be simple, you’re forced to face the real problem. When you can’t deliver ornament, you have to deliver substance. -Paul Graham

It is often said that ‘he is wise he who can see things coming.’ Perhaps the wise one is the one who knows that he cannot see things far away. -Nassim Taleb

‘What are you afraid of?’ is not just a great line for a movie trailer. It’s a shortcut in understanding what motivates. -Seth Godin

“Good advice is priceless. Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Not imaginary, but practical. Not based on fear, but on possibility. Not designed to make you feel better, designed to make you better. Seek it out and embrace the true friends that care enough to risk sharing it. I’m not sure what takes more guts—giving it or getting it.” -Seth Godin

Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It’s like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can’t control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn.” -Mike Tyson

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” -Thomas Carlyle

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -Jim Ryun