Timothy Farris quotes on life

Timothy Farris is many things to many people – and he seems to be everywhere as author, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, public speaker, charity advocate, health guru and multiple business award winner. Much like one of his insightful quips – “Life is too short to be small” – Farris is often larger than life. His observations provide one good reason to pause.

Here are 20 of By George’s favourite Timothy Farris quotes on life.

  • The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?
  • Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.
  • When you try to do something big it’s hard to fail completely.
  • What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.
  • Many a false step was made by standing still.
  • Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.
  • The goal is not to simply eliminate the bad, but to pursue and experience the best in the world.
  • 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.
  • Age doesn’t matter: an open mind does.
  • 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.
  • Role models who push us to exceed our limits, physical training that removes our spare tires, and risks that expand our sphere of comfortable action are all examples of eustress—stress that is healthful and the stimulus for growth.
  • It’s lonely at the top. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for ‘realistic’ goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy-consuming.
  • Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.
  • 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. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.
  • A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.
  • The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for.
  • People are fond of using the its not what you know, its who you know adage as an excuse for inaction, as if all successful people are born with powerful friends.
  • $1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.
  • 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.


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