80+ Tim Ferriss Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts (Real Motivation)

Before jumping to Tim Ferriss quotes, let’s discuss his career and life first.

Best-selling author and angel investor Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, writer, podcaster, and investor best known for being a startup angel who has assisted in the formation of many prominent firms. He attended St. Paul’s School, in Concord, New Hampshire, for his early education.

After returning to the United States, he enrolled in ‘Princeton University,’ where he eventually received an AB degree in East Asian studies. He traveled to Japan while at school. It was a life-changing experience for him. Following his job with a data firm, he launched his own company, BrainQUICKEN, which sells nutritional supplements.

In 2008, he sold his firm for a huge profit. He published the book ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ in 2007, which became a great success and was listed on The New York Times Best Seller list for many years.

Many individuals praised his efforts to assist young technology firms. Tim has been cited by several publications. In the mid-2010s, he was named to ‘The New York Times’ list of ‘Notable Angel Investors.’ He’s also done interviews with CNN and has been called one of the world’s top investors in the field of technology.

Tim then created ‘Tim Ferriss Publishing,’ an audiobook production firm, in November 2014. The debut audiobook from this firm was entitled ‘Vagabonding.’ The company has published several other popular audiobooks.

NameTim Ferriss
Born 20 July 1977 (age 45 years)
Place of BirthEast Hampton, New York, United States
OccupationAuthor, podcaster, investor
Education Princeton University
BookThe 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, Tools of Titans, The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.

Best Tim Ferriss Quotes 🤑

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.

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.

Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask.

If you let pride stop you, you will hate life.
Tim Ferriss
80+ Tim Ferriss Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts (Real Motivation)
The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you.
Tim Ferriss
80+ Tim Ferriss Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts (Real Motivation)

Age doesn’t matter an open mind does.

Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving

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.

Different is better when it is more effective or more fun.

The most important actions are never comfortable.

The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That’s a bittersweet ending.

Tim Ferriss Quotes

Don’t dismiss people, don’t be a dick, and don’t rush. Play the long game.

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.

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.

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.

Remember — boredom is the enemy, not some abstract failure.

The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for.

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.

The best entrepreneurs I’ve ever met are all good communicators. It’s perhaps one of the very few unifying factors.

An entrepreneur isn’t someone who owns a business, it’s someone who makes things happen.

Tim Ferriss inspirational Quotes

Pareto’s Law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs.

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.

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

You need to know what your unique strengths are and be willing to delegate.

The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.

It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.

There is no sure path to success. But the sure path to failure is trying to please everyone.

If you believe you can change the world, do what you believe is right and expect resistance and expect attackers.

If you want to have more, do more, and be more, it all begins with the voice that no one else hears.

The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.

Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.

Quotes Tim Ferriss

Focus on being productive instead of busy.

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.

I want to measure twice, and cut once; therefore, the vast majority of my important work is deciding what to work on.

If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important.

People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.

Greatness is setting ambitious goals that your former self would have thought impossible, and trying to get a little better every day.

To do the impossible, you need to ignore the popular.

Being able to quit things that don’t work is integral to being a winner.

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.

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.

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.

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.

Many a false step was made by standing still.

Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

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Life is too short to be small.

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.

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

Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.

$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy.
The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.

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.

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Wrapping Up

Tim Ferriss is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author with five #1 books, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.

The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, the first business/interview program to reach 100 million downloads, has earned him the title “the Oprah of audio,” according to The Observer and other media. Downloads now total more than 700 million.

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