Tools of Titans: The Tactics Quotes.

1. "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
- Thomas Jefferson, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

2. "The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

3. "Productivity is for robots. What humans are going to be really good at is asking questions, being creative, and experiences.   Kevin Kelly"
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

4. "The most important trick to be happy is to realize that happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. You choose to be happy, and then you work at it. It’s just like building muscles."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

5. "here’s my 8-step process for maximizing efficacy (doing the right things): Wake up at least 1 hour before you have to be at a computer screen. Email is the mind-killer. Make a cup of tea (I like pu-erh) and sit down with a pen/pencil and paper. Write down the 3 to 5 things—and no more—that are making you the most anxious or uncomfortable. They’re often things that have been punted from one day’s to-do list to the next, to the next, to the next, and so on. Most important usually equals most uncomfortable, with some chance of rejection or conflict. For each item, ask yourself: If this were the only thing I accomplished today, would I be satisfied with my day? Will moving this forward make all the other to-dos unimportant or easier to knock off later? Put another way: What, if done, will make all of the rest easier or irrelevant? Look only at the items you’ve answered yes to for at least one of these questions. Block out at 2 to 3 hours to focus on ONE of them for today. Let the rest of the urgent but less important stuff slide. It will still be there tomorrow. TO BE CLEAR: Block out at 2 to 3 HOURS to focus on ONE of them for today. This is ONE BLOCK OF TIME. Cobbling together 10 minutes here and there to add up to 120 minutes does not work. No phone calls or social media allowed. If you get distracted or start procrastinating, don’t freak out and downward-spiral; just gently come back to your ONE to-do."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

6. "What problem do you face every day that nobody has solved yet? or What is a great company no one has started? I will"
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

7. "What are three tests or practices from the military that civilians could use to help develop mental toughness?: STAN: The first is to push yourself harder than you believe you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself. The second is to put yourself in groups who share difficulties, discomfort. We used to call it ‘shared privation.’ You’ll find that when you have been through that kind of difficult environment, that you feel more strongly about that which you’re committed to. And finally, create some fear and make individuals overcome it."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

8. "Happiness is wanting what you have."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

9. "Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

10. "Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing that person who’s struggling to lose weight who thinks that they need to run 20 miles a week. They have no desire to do it, their knees hurt, they hate it, and they’re not losing weight. And I’d like to say, ‘Well, I’ve got great news for you. You don’t ever need to run another step a day in your life, because there’s no value in that.’ There is value in exercise, though, and I think that the most important type of exercise, especially in terms of bang for your buck, is going to be really high-intensity, heavy strength training. Strength training aids everything from glucose disposal and metabolic health to mitochondrial density and orthopedic stability. That last one might not mean much when you’re a 30-something young buck, but when you’re in your 70s, that’s the difference between a broken hip and a walk in the park."
- Timothy Ferriss, Tools of Titans: The Tactics

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