Tim Ferriss Quotes: Inspiring Timothy Ferriss Quotes

Tim Ferriss (Timothy Ferriss) born (July 20, 1977) in East Hampton, New York, U.S. He is a famous author and a public speaker. Tim Ferriss is also an angel investor and an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies. He is the author of one of the bestselling book ‘’The 4-Hour Workweek’. He got the idea for the book while working 14-hour days at BrainQUICKEN. Before, getting rejected by 25 publishers, in 2007 Random House, the 26th publisher, released the book through its Crown imprint. His book has appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists. Hope these motivational Tim Ferriss quotes boost your productivity and guide you in the right direction.

Best Tim Ferriss Quotes

  1. “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.”
  2. “We should remember the warning of the wise Grail knight in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: “You must choose, but choose wisely, for as the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you.”
  3. “I don’t think people are fearless. If you’re fearless, you’re nuts. But you can learn to fear less.”
  4. “Anyone you have in your mind as an icon is an imperfect, flawed creature, just like all humans on the planet.”
  5. “If you let pride stop you, you will hate life.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.” , Timothy Ferriss quotes love
  10. “Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.”
  11. “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.”
  12. “Many a false step was made by standing still.” , best Tim Ferriss quotes
  13. “Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract ‘failure’.”
  14. “The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.”
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  16. “The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for.”
  17. “$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.” , Tim Ferriss quotes 4 hour work week
  18. “The easiest way to distinguish yourself is to ask yourself how you can be different, and not just better.”
  19. “Alternating periods of activity and rest is necessary to survive, let alone thrive.”
  20. “SLOW DANCE Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed With the next hundred chores Running through your head? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Ever told your child, We’ll do it tomorrow? And in your haste, Not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch, Let a good friendship die Cause you never had time To call and say, “Hi”? You’d better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. When you run so fast to get somewhere You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower. Hear the music Before the song is over.”
  21. “The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That’s a bittersweet ending.”
  22. “Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.” , Tim Ferriss quotes happiness
  23. “For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “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.”
  27. “It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.” ,motivational Tim Ferriss quotes
  28. “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.”
  29. “People are fond of using the it’s not what you know, it’s who you know adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends.”
  30. “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.”
  31. “Pareto’s Law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs, result from 20% of the inputs.”
  32. “Age doesn’t matter: an open mind does.”
  33. “There is no sure path to success, but the surest path to failure is trying to please everyone.” , Tim Ferriss quotes on success
  34. “People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.”
  35. “Friction points and single points of failure happen in any given day potentially, so think in a concise, intelligent way. Out of five items to do, which one would make you satisfied with your entire day?”
  36. “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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  38. “One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.”
  39. “Becoming a member of the new rich is not just about working smarter. It’s about building a system to replace yourself.”
  40. “If you sit down in a negative state, you will be thinking first and foremost of problems, and not solutions.”
  41. “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.”
  42. “Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of mental laziness.”
  43. “I’ll repeat something you might consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
  44. “Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract ‘failure’.”
  45. “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.”
  46. “We tend to overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a month.”
  47. “You can fail at plenty as long as you get a few important things right.” , inspiring Tim Ferriss quotes
  48. “Think big, and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life is too short to think small.”
  49. “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. There is just less competition for bigger goals.”
  50. “Different is better when it is more effective or more fun.”
  51. “You need to know what your unique strengths are and be willing to delegate.”
  52. “Don’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are.”
  53. “An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it’s someone who makes things happen.”
  54. “Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.”
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  56. “For me, money is not a prime motivator. It’s one criterion that I can use to filter out opportunities. My high is the eureka moment when I find, or I am taught, a non-obvious way of solving a problem. That’s it.”
  57. “If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time.”
  58. “The best entrepreneurs I’ve ever met are all good communicators. It’s perhaps one of the very few unifying factors.”
  59. “You develop confidence through action, and you have to have courage first.”
  60. “Schedule things in advance, or you might be inclined to quit. A lot of standup comedians do this, because they may have six or 12 gigs before they do their first set well. Commit beforehand; prepay if you can.”
  61. “Being busy is not the same as being productive. In fact, being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.”
  62. “I take notes like some people take drugs.”
  63. “People don’t want to be millionaires — they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.”
  64. “At least three time per day at scheduled times, he had to ask himself the following question: Am I being productive or just active? Charney captured the essence of this with less-abstract wording: Am I inventing things to do to avoid the important? He eliminated all of the activities he used as crutches and began to focus on demonstrating results instead of showing dedication. Dedication is often just meaningless work in disguise. Be ruthless and cut the fat.”
  65. “Learn the art of the pitch and of messaging.”
  66. “Make what you want to see or see yourself. Scratch your own itch.” , inspirational Tim Ferriss quotes
  67. “Paretos’s law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs.”
  68. “The best results I have had in my life; the most enjoyable times, have all come from asking the simple question: What is the worst that could happen?” , quotes about tim
  69. “I discourage passive skepticism, which is the armchair variety where people sit back and criticize without ever subjecting their theories or themselves to real field testing.”
  70. “Slow down and remember this: most things make no difference.”
  71. “Where can you trade money for time? Where can you spend money that creates more time tomorrow or next week? That is almost always a good investment.”
  72. “When you start to assess the cause of an action, and dissect the fears with fear setting of the action, people can do amazing things.”
  73. “When you try to do something big it’s hard to fail completely.”
  74. “As you stumble and learn, stumble and learn again, resolve to talk to yourself as if you were your best friend. Be cool, like the Fonz.”
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  76. “The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.”
  77. “Creating demand is hard. Filling demand is easier. Don’t create a product, then seek someone to sell it to. Find a market – define your customers – then find or develop a product for them.”
  78. “If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important.”
  79. “Think big but ensure payday comes every day.” , Timothy Ferriss quotes
  80. “Greatness is setting ambitious goals that your former self would have thought impossible, and trying to get a little better every day.”
  81. “Simplicity requires ruthlessness.”

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  82. “The idea is not to be idle. That’s not something that I advocate. It is to maximize your per hour output.”
  83. “Look for the optimal dose of any activity. Too little sun, you don’t get a tan. Just enough, you get a tan. Too much, you get burned.”
  84. “Look for flexible principles so that you can then have a toolkit that’s adaptable.”
  85. “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.”
  86. “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 quotes on workout
  87. “In a world of distraction and multitasking, the ability to single task — to genuinely do one thing without getting distracted by push notifications, alerts, email, text messages, social media, whatever it might be — is a super power.”
  88. “If we’re talking about just distractions, we’re talking about prioritization. If you feel like you don’t have time, you don’t have priorities. Everyone has the same amount of time.” ,Tim Ferriss quotes about time management
  89. “Listen to other experiences, and start forming questions that you can journal.”
  90. “How can you use different belief systems, different frameworks, different principles, different tech tools to optimize your productivity and your effectiveness?” , Tim Ferriss quotes on productivity
  91. “I often ask myself, what if I just did the opposite for 24 to 48 hours?”
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  93. “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”
  94. “The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?”
  95. “Indiscriminate action is a form of laziness.”
  96. “I want to measure twice, and cut once; therefore, the vast majority of my important work is deciding what to work on.”
  97. “Even a small amount of non-reactive planning and reflection will completely separate you from everyone else, because you are avoiding the impulse and social pressure to multitask.”
  98. “Instead of thinking of the repercussions of an action, you should also be asking yourself, ‘what are the costs of inaction?”
  99. “Much like you would train your body, you can train your mind.” , Tim Ferriss quotes that truly inspire
  100. “Observe your thoughts, instead of being constantly the victim of your thoughts.”
  101. “Don’t confuse the complex with the difficult. Most situations are simple—many are just emotionally difficult to act upon.”

Interesting facts about Tim Ferriss:-

  • The New York Times said Ferriss was “somewhere between [retired General Electric chairman and CEO] Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk
  • Wiredcalled Ferriss “The Superman of Silicon Valley”
  • In 2011, Newsweekdeclared Ferriss “The World’s Best Guinea Pig”
  • The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek are in the “10 Most Highlighted Books of All Time” on Amazon Kindle
  • He is a practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation technique
  • In December 2008, Ferriss had a pilot on the History Channelcalled Trial by Fire
  • He holds a Guinness World Record in Argentine tango
  • Prior to Ferriss writing career he won in the 165 lb. weight class at the 1999 USAWKF national Sanshou (Chinese kickboxing) championship
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