As far as I c an tell from my limited social media use, people love self-improvement quotes. I think they’re a load of s***. So in lieu of reading my full argument, here are 21 of the most ridiculous self-improvement quotes around.
Caveat: there are things I like about each of these writers. I’m not trying to criticise them per se, just some of their output.
Ridiculous James Clear quotes
Richard Branson’s head
on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body
with Van Gogh’s tortured soul?
Tell that to someone who’s got to fight a grizzly bear
Wouldn’t make a good movie though, would it?
Ridiculous Shane Parrish quotes
Not if you’re a surgeon whose just performed a heart transplant
Does make you feel superior though 🙂
Sometimes you need the cash, Shane
Ridiculous Naval Ravikant quotes
Guess I wasted my time ‘hacking’ my paper round?
Or playing Championship Manager for 14 hours a day in your teens
Or smelly people. Their BO is room-fulfilling.
I embraced selling sweets in school. I was rewarded with a suspension.
Ridiculous Tim Ferriss quotes
Low aim and failure is worse
If only I’d read this before I got COVID…
Have you ever been to Manchester, Master? Your slippers would be soaking.
Tell that to people with depression
We don’t rise to the level of doing some work, we fall to the level of quotes on Twitter.
Ridiculous Ryan Holiday quotes
Too bad Churchill didn’t change his mind about letting 3 million people starve in Bengal
Another good one for those suffering from depression
-Tweet something a famous person said to make myself sound smart
A ridiculous Sahil Bloom quote
Reckon Sahil will give me a few mil if I follow him on Twitter?
So what to do about it?
I appreciate reading this article isn’t going to change your life. It’s intended more as a nudge away from trying to improve yourself by following self-improvement gurus on social media, and towards putting in the considered and consistent graft required. To help you along the way, you can subscribe to my weekly newsletter to stay up to date with my latest articles.