Friday Gems: The 4-Hour Workweek

Friday Gems: The 4-Hour Workweek


Have you come across Tim Ferriss’s “4-Hour Workweek”? Worry not: even if you have skipped reading it, you will certainly do it seeing gems of wisdom below. The book could be defined as the “New Work Bible”. It is a story about productivity, focus, prioritization and motivation.

Enjoy and dive in inspiration:

On Procrastination:“SOMEDAY” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you!”

On decision-making:What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. As I have heard said, a person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have. Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear.”

Regret is past-tense decision-making. Eliminate complaining to minimize regret.

On goal setting:Learn to ask, “If this is the only thing I accomplish today, will I be satisfied with my day?” Don’t ever arrive at the office or in front of your computer without a clear list of priorities.

The key to not feeling rushed is remembering that lack of time is actually lack of priorities.”

On focus:Being overwhelmed is often as unproductive as doing nothing, and is far more unpleasant. Being selective—doing less—is the path of the productive. Focus on the important few and ignore the rest.

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

On beliefs:Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre.

On motivation:The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?

We hope you have enjoyed the chosen quotes. If you still find it hard to concentrate, read our tips on ways to fight the afternoon efficiency slump. For further Friday motivation, read our special Friday Productivity article!