Quotes from The 4 Hour Workweek

4 Hour Work Week QuotesThe 4 Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferris, is full of great quotes that make us challenge our thinking on everything. How to be effective, efficient and happy adults is Ferriss' ultimate aim. Ferriss reminds us that we have brains. We can use them.

The 4 Hour Workweek is full of great quotes on effectiveness, success, money, time management, priorities, and many more usefull topics.

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"What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"The New Rich aim to distribute "mini-retirements" throughout life instead of hoarding the recovery and enjoyment for the fool's gold of retirement." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Doing something unimportant well does not make it important." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Even one million is chump change in a world where traditional retirement could span 30 years and inflation lowers your purchasing power 2-4% per year. The math doesn't work." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given tast (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Don't follow a model that doesn't work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn't matter how good a cook you are." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"The most important actions are never comfortable." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The start will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"If everyone is defining a problem or solving it one way and the results are subpar, this is the time to ask, What if I did the opposite?" ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"You won't believe what you can accomplish by attempting the impossible with the courage to repeatedly fail better." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Focus on being productive instead of being busy." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Being financially rich and having the ability to live like a millionaire are fundamentally two very different things." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"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." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"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 4 Hour Workweek

"I've chartered private planes over the Andes, enjoyed many of the best wines in the world in between world-class ski runs, and lived like a king. Here's a little secret I rarely tell: It all cost less than rent in the U.S. If you can free your time and location, your money is automatically worth 3-10 times as much." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek

"Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre." ~ The 4 Hour Workweek