Top 35 Inspiring Ray Dalio Quotes To Succeed

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Ray Dalio is an American philanthropist, billionaire investor and hedge fund manager. He is known as one of Times most influential people in the world.
In 2018, released his own book, ‘Principles’ where he explains the principle on how to become successful, both in life and work. Here are some of his quotes that will inspire you to succeed.

Inspiring Ray Dalio Quotes

“If you’re not failing, you’re not pushing your limits, and if you’re not pushing your limits, you’re not maximizing your potential.” Ray Dalio

“Listening to uninformed people is worse than having no answers at all.” Ray Dalio

“Every time you confront something painful, you are at a potentially important juncture in your life – you have the opportunity to choose healthy and painful truth or unhealthy but comfortable delusion.” Ray Dalio

“Choose your habits well. Habit is probably the most powerful tool in your brain’s toolbox.” Ray Dalio

“The most important thing is that you develop your own principles and ideally write them down, especially if you are working with others.” Ray Dalio

“Above all else, I want you to think for yourself, to decide 1) What you want, 2) What is true and 3) What to do about it.” Ray Dalio

“If you don’t look on yourself and think, ‘Wow how stupid I was a year ago,’ then you must not have learned much in the last year.” Ray Dalio

“If you can’t successfully do something, don’t think you can tell others how it should be done.”

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“The people who work for you should constantly challenge you. Don’t hire people just to fit the first job they will do; hire people you want to share your life with.” Ray Dalio

“If you don’t own gold, you know neither history nor economics.” Ray Dalio

“Don’t just pay attention to your job; pay attention to how your job will be done if you are no longer around.” Ray Dalio

“Most of life’s greatest opportunities come out of moments of struggle; it’s up to you to make the most of these tests of creativity and character.” Ray Dalio

“Don’t let the little things divide you when your agreement on the big things should bind you.” Ray Dalio

“Great is better than terrible, and terrible is better than mediocre, because terrible at least gives life flavor.”

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“Experience taught me how invaluable it is to reflect on and write down my decision-making criteria whenever I made a decision, so I got in the habit of doing that.” Ray Dalio

“You must not let your need to be right be more important than your need to find out what’s true.” Ray Dalio

“Recognize that having an effective idea meritocracy requires that you understand the merit of each person’s ideas.” Ray Dalio

“I believe that all organizations basically have two types of people: those who work to be part of a mission, and those who work for a paycheck.” Ray Dalio

“I came to see that people’s greatest weaknesses are the flip sides of their greatest strengths.” Ray Dalio

“Making a handful of good uncorrelated bets that are balanced and leveraged well is the surest way of having a lot of upside without being exposed to unacceptable downside.” Ray Dalio

“Idealists who are not well grounded in reality create problems, not progress.”

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“To be ‘good’ something must operate consistently with the laws of reality and contribute to the evolution of the whole; that is what is most rewarded.” Ray Dalio

“If you are not aggressive, you are not going to make money, and if you are not defensive, you are not going to keep money.” Ray Dalio

“Great people are hard to find so make sure you think about how to keep them.” Ray Dalio

“Remember that weaknesses don’t matter if you find solutions.” Ray Dalio

“Almost nothing can stop you from succeeding if you have flexibility and self-accountability.” Ray Dalio

“More than anything else, what differentiates people who live up to their potential from those who don’t is a willingness to look at themselves and others objectively.” Ray Dalio

“Don’t worry about looking good – worry about achieving your goals.”

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“Every game has principles that successful players master to achieve winning results. So does life.” Ray Dalio

“I notice a difference from the moment I meditate. Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had.” Ray Dalio

“Most fundamental work principle: Make your passion and your work one and the same and do it with people you want to be with.” Ray Dalio

“I think that the first thing is you should have a strategic asset allocation mix that assumes that you don’t know what the future is going to hold.” Ray Dalio

“Treat your life like a game.”

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“If your objective is to be as good, as you can be, then you’re going to want criticism.” Ray Dalio

“By and large, life will give you what you deserve.” Ray Dalio

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