From Chapter 13 “Efficiency” in Ingredients of Outliers.
Food For Thought
- I’m sure you’ve noticed some recurring themes: Put it in writing, use a checklist, press on when you feel like quitting, and stay positive– it will work, you will learn, and you will have fun!
- It’s much easier to be efficient when you’re having fun. When you’re no having fun, change your course or change your perspective.
In Other Words
The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained.
~ Alexis Carrel
There is never an open road, except the road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winner has scars… . The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and willpower to develop themselves.
~ Herbert N. Casson
Efficiency is doing things – not wishing you could do them, dreaming about them, or wondering if you could do them.
~ Frank Crane
There can be no economy where there is no efficiency.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player`s personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
~ Pat Riley
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
~ Anthony Robbins
It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent.
~ Walter D. Scott
Make yourself an efficient spark plug, igniting the latent energy of those about you.
~ David Seabury