The best 20 Tim Ferriss quotes

Tim Ferriss is author of three #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers: The 4-Hour WorkweekThe 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. He is also a start-up advisor specializing in positioning, PR, and marketing (Uber, Evernote, etc.).


Here are 20 of Tim Ferriss’ best quotes:


1. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss


2. “But 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.” – Tim Ferriss


3.“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” – Tim Ferriss


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


5.“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.” – Tim Ferriss


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


7.“The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.” – Tim Ferriss


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.” – Tim Ferriss


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


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


11.“Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” – Tim Ferriss


12.“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


13.“Many a false step was made by standing still.” – Tim Ferriss


14.“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.” – Tim Ferriss


15.“The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for.” – Tim Ferriss


16.“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.” – Tim Ferriss


17.“Life is too short to be small.” – Tim Ferriss


18.“Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure.” – Tim Ferriss


19.“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.” – Tim Ferriss


20.“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.” – Tim Ferriss


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