I mentioned probably way back in July that I had started reading Tim Ferriss’ book Tribe of Mentors. Well, long story short, I’m still reading it. I had to renew it multiple times and re-check it out, but I’m finally getting close to the end. It is a 569 page book.
I need to return it to the library by the end of October. It’s not really a book to just sit and read for hours at a time, though.
I’ve really enjoyed this book, but it is definitely slow going. And, I have been choosing to jot down favorite tidbits from each interviewee in a notebook- which takes me even longer.
A couple weeks ago, when I realized the due date is coming up (again), I sketched out a plan that will have me finishing it by October 28th. (I’ve been reading 5 “chapters/ interviews” per day (they are generally short- just a few pages each)).
Like I said, I really like the book, but I kind of need to be done with it now!! If I owned it, I would just keep working through it slowly, but I don’t want to check it out again. And I would kind of just like to move on to some other books now, too. 🙂
I’ve shared some quotes from the book in previous posts, but today I want to dump a bunch more that I liked.
Quotes from Tribe of Mentors!
“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt- it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”
“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” – George S. Patton
“Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.” – Warren Buffett
“In hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” – Albert Schweitzer
“Whenever there is a hard job to be done, I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.” – Walter Chrysler
(HA! This one made me laugh.)
“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” -Benjamin Disraeli
“Let life ripen and then fall. Will is not the way at all.” –Lao Tzu
“Excellence is the next 5 minutes or nothing at all. It’s the quality of your next 5 minute conversation. It’s the quality of, yes, your next email. Forget the long term. Make the next 5 minutes remarkable.”
“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.” – Frank Wilczek
“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” -Mae West
“Part of knowing who you are is knowing who you’re not.”
“The way to get the strongest is to lift what is optimal and not what is maximal.”
(*I love this one! Work smarter, not harder.)
“I took my time and made a little, tiny bit of progress 4 or 5 times a year. When you make a little progress 4 times a year over 28 years, you’re going to be pretty good at what you do.” – Ed Coan, powerlifting champion
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy
“I never really use the word “failure”, though. Once you learn from an experience, it’s tough to assign it that word, because it has become useful to you.” – Sarah Elizabeth Lewis
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” 🙂
“There is no earth-spinning committee.”
“Remember, Babe Ruth was not only the home run king, he was also the strike out king.”
“Don’t believe everything you think.”
There you go! Hope you enjoyed those. I’ll hopefully have one last quote dump before I return the book.
I am grateful for shrimp tacos last night! We actually MADE A MEAL PLAN last week- I know, this is big news for me. Shrimp tacos were on the list.