Shane Parrish Quotes

One of the biggest drivers of success is the belief that you can figure it out as you go along. Some obstacles can’t be overcome before you start. Start small and show up every day.
– Shane Parrish

Action is cheaper than regret.
– Shane Parrish

Almost everything great begins with a terrible first effort. Getting started changes everything.
– Shane Parrish

The most practical skill in life is learning to do things when you don’t feel like doing them. Anyone can do it when it’s easy, but most people drop out the minute it gets hard.
– Shane Parrish

Your mindset can change the outcome without changing the facts.
– Shane Parrish

The distance between action and results shrinks with consistency.
– Shane Parrish

The key to great writing is ordinary words and simple sentences.
– Shane Parrish

You don’t need more time, you need more focus. Fewer projects. Fewer commitments. Fewer obligations. Fewer responsibilities. Carefully choose what you commit to, then go all in.
– Shane Parrish

If you only do what’s comfortable, you’ll never achieve what you want. Avoiding pain leads to regret. The pain of regret lasts forever.
– Shane Parrish

Inactivity creates fatigue.
– Shane Parrish

If you are not patient with the little things, you won’t be patient with the big things.
– Shane Parrish

Writing helps you think because it gives you nowhere to hide.
– Shane Parrish

Impatience kills more dreams than incompetence.
– Shane Parrish

Consistency is the key that unlocks lasting results.
– Shane Parrish

The best way to improve your ability to think is to spend large chunks of time thinking. One way to force yourself to slow down and think is to write. Good writing requires good thinking. Writing gives poor thinking nowhere to hide. A lack of understanding becomes visible.
– Shane Parrish

Results are what happens when you consistently do what you should do not what you want to do.
– Shane Parrish

The most powerful productivity tool ever invented is simply the word “no.”
– Shane Parrish

A plethora of options creates a poverty of commitment.
– Shane Parrish

Lack of patience derails more ambitions than a lack of ability.
– Shane Parrish

Waiting for the right time to do something you know you need to do is seductive. About 99% of the time, waiting only makes things harder.
– Shane Parrish

You have a choice between what you want now and what you want most. Don’t let feeling good today come at the expense of the decade. Be patient. Keep the end in mind.
– Shane Parrish

Writing a long email is easy; Writing a short one is hard.
– Shane Parrish

Short-term results come from intensity. Long-term results come from consistency.
– Shane Parrish

One mark of a smart person is the ability to learn from people they don’t like.
– Shane Parrish

Distance yourself from people that you don’t want to become.
– Shane Parrish

Ideas are cheap. Execution is expensive. The ability to execute separates people, not the ability to come up with ideas.
– Shane Parrish

Intensity is overrated. Consistency is underrated.
– Shane Parrish

What looks like success is often just patience.
– Shane Parrish

Pay every invoice within 48 hours. You’d be surprised how many times people go out of their way to work with us because they know they’ll get paid right away.
– Shane Parrish

You only have time for what matters if you say no to what doesn’t.
– Shane Parrish

Long-term results are a function of persistence and patience more than brilliance.
– Shane Parrish

Say the least. Absorb the most.
– Shane Parrish

Routine will take you further than willpower.
– Shane Parrish

The person who carefully designs their daily routine goes further than the person that negotiates with themselves every day.
– Shane Parrish

You can’t have a long-term horizon if you can’t handle short-term volatility.
– Shane Parrish

The people who relentlessly focus on the simple obvious actions excel.
– Shane Parrish

Working hard matters but working on the right things matters even more.
– Shane Parrish

The actions you take today determine the circumstances you find yourself in tomorrow.
– Shane Parrish

Something I try to teach the kids is the idea of one more.
One more rep.
One more step.
One more minute.
One more revision.
One more practice test.
The difference between average and outstanding is often just one more.
– Shane Parrish

One of the most common causes of failure is giving up before results become visible. And yet when results become visible, they come so fast and in such magnitude that you wonder where they’ve been hiding all these years.
– Shane Parrish

A lack of patience reveals a lack of understanding.
– Shane Parrish

Over the long run, focus and discipline often beat talent.
– Shane Parrish

Intensity adds. Consistency multiplies.
– Shane Parrish

You don’t control the mountain, only the climb.
– Shane Parrish

Focus is the cost of excellence.
– Shane Parrish

A lack of consistency keeps ordinary people from extraordinary results. It’s like we’re Sisyphus rolling a boulder halfway up the hill, only to throw our hands in the air and go home. When we show up the next day, we see the boulder at the bottom of the hill.
– Shane Parrish

Be wary of spending a lot of time with people whose default behavior is not your desired behavior.
To change your behavior, spend time with people or groups whose default actions are your desired behavior.
– Shane Parrish

What appears to be luck is often preparation and patience.
– Shane Parrish

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.
– Shane Parrish

Don’t let a lack of patience be the reason you don’t succeed.
– Shane Parrish

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