Tools of Titans is one of the latest publications of #1 New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss. Tim is one of my favorite online personalities that have taught me a lot about life by sharing their journey. As a big fan of his work and philosophy, I’ve now curated some of the best Tools of Titans quotes.
It all started with the 4-Hour Workweek – a book that challenged the status-quo of what it is to live a normal life and have a regular job. And the bestseller that changed the lives of millions of people, inspiring some to quit their jobs and travel the world, and others to make more money by living and working strategically.
Just a week ago he came up with his latest big and successful project – Tribe of Mentors. Gathering advice from some of the smartest, richest and most interesting individuals from different fields, he created a long-form edition that contains the wisdom of people that have never appeared on his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show.
Right before it Tools of Titans was born – the ultimate collection of tactics, routines and habits of billionaires, icons and world-class performers. And that’s what this collection of quotes is going to be about.
I’ll now share with you an inspiring list of Tools of Titans quotes that you can use when in doubt or in need of advice or motivation.
Inspiring Tools of Titans Quotes
Quotes on Wealth from Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
“My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run. They are not the same thing.” – Marc Andreessen
“Whether you are raising money, pitching your product to customers, selling the company, or recruiting employees, never forget that underneath all the math, and the MBA bullshit talk, we are all still emotionally driven human beings. We want to attach ourselves to narratives. We don’t act because of equations. We follow our beliefs.” – Chris Sacca
“I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Most people go through life and never develop strong views on things or specifically go along and buy into the consensus. One of the things I think you want to look for as both a founder and as an investor is things that are out of consensus, something very much opposed to the conventional wisdom… Then, if you’re going to start a company around that, if you’re going to invest in that, you better have strong conviction because you’re making a very big bet of time or money or both. But what happens when the world changes? What happens when something else happens?” – Marc Andreessen
“If more information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers
“Founders have to realize the bar is set so low because most companies stopped giving a fuck so long ago… It’s something that I really expect other founders to do, and it ends up being pretty easy. Compared to building out the actual site or architecting the back end, this doesn’t require a few years of programming expertise. It just requires you to give lots of damns, which not enough people do.” – Alexis Ohanian
“When you can write well, you can think well.” – Matt Mullenweg
“Life is always happening for us, not to us. It’s our job to find out where the benefit is. If we do, life is magnificent.” – Tony Robbins
“I always say I got all my understanding of how business and life works from studying the Second World War.” – Casey Neistat
“My confidence came from my vision. I am a big believer that if you have a very clear vision of where you want to go, then the rest of it is much easier.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“Everyone is interesting. If you’re ever bored in a conversation, the problem’s with you, not the other person.” – Matt Mullenweg
“Slow down. I think a lot of the mistakes of my youth were mistakes of ambition, not mistakes of sloth. So just slowing down, whether that’s meditating, whether that’s taking time for yourself away from screens, whether that’s really focusing in on who you’re talking to or who you’re with.” – Matt Mullenweg
“The quality of your life is the quality of your questions.” – Tony Robbins
“You realize that you will never be the best-looking person in the room. You’ll never be the smartest person in the room. You’ll never be the most educated, the most well-versed. You can never compete on those levels. But what you can always compete on, the true egalitarian aspect to success, is hard work. You can always work harder than the next guy.” – Casey Neistat
“The reason you’re suffering is you’re focused on yourself. People tell me, ‘I’m not suffering that way. I’m worrying about my kids. My kids are not what they need to be.’ No, the reason these people are upset is they feel they failed their kids. It’s still about them… Suffering comes from three thought patters: loss, less, never.” – Tony Robbins
“Every billionaire suffers from the same problem. Nobody around them every says, ‘Hey, that stupid idea you just had is really stupid.'” – Marc Andreessen
“How to thrive in an unknowable future? Choose the plan with the most options. The best plan is the one that lets you change your plans.” – Derek Sivers
“I take them one challenge at a time. When I go and I study my script for a movie, then that time of day when I study my script, I don’t let anything else interfere. I just concentrate on that.” Arnold Schwarzenegger [on the benefits of meditating]
“When you’re earlier in your career, I think the best strategy is to just say ‘yes’ to everything.” – Derek Sivers
“You can do everything you want to do. You just need foresight and patience.” – Derek Sivers
“Last of time is lack of priorities.” – Tim Ferriss
“If it’s not a ‘HELL, YES!’ it’s a ‘NO’.” – Derek Sivers
“Even when everything is going terribly, and I have no reason to be confident, I just decide to be.’ – Derek Sivers
“Talk to a few people who are currently where you think you want to be and ask them for the pros and const. Then trust their opinion since they’re right in it, and not just remembering or imagining.” – Derek Sivers
Tools of Titans Quotes on Health
“I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But I’m really good at suffering.” – Amelia Boone
“I used to tell my athletes there are stupid gymnasts, and there are old gymnasts, but there are no old, stupid gymnasts because they’re all dead.” – Christopher Sommer