In this post, you’ll find the 30 most motivational MALCOLM GLADWELL QUOTES. We hope this inspires you today and don’t forget to keep your focus on your goal.


30 Malcolm Gladwell Quotes: Great Ideas to Inspire Success

1. “The values of the world we inhabit and the people we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on who we are.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


2. “The 10,000-hour rule is a definite key to success.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


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“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


4. “If you want to bring a fundamental change in people’s belief and behaviour…you need to create a community around them, where those new beliefs can be practised and expressed and nurtured.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL

5. “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


6. “What a gifted child is, in many ways, is a gifted learner. And what a gifted adult is, is a gifted doer. And those are quite separate domains of achievement.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


malcolm gladwell quotes 2“The act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and beauty.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL



8. “Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push – in just the right place – it can be tipped.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


9. “I know it sounds hard to believe, but habits laid down by our ancestors persist even after the conditions that created those habits have gone away.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


10. “Those three things – autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward – are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


11. “What we do as a community, as a society, for each other, matters as much as what we do for ourselves. It sounds a little trite, but there’s a powerful amount of truth in that, I think.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


12. “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


13. “Achievement is talent plus preparation.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


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14. “Sometimes constraints actually create success. Not being able to swim made me run. And running taught me the discipline I needed as a writer.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL

malcolm gladwell quotes 3“The key to good decision making is not knowledge… It’s whether our work fulfils us.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


16. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


malcolm gladwell quotes 4“Sometimes the most modest changes can bring about enormous effects.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


18. “I think that persistence and stubbornness and hard work are probably, at the end of the day, more important than the willingness to take a risk.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


19. “Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there’s feedback.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


20. “Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


21. “If you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


22. “Acquaintances represent a source of social power and the more acquaintances you have the more powerful you are.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


malcolm gladwell quotes 5“The trick to finding ideas is to convince yourself that everyone and everything has a story.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


24. “The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


25. “The people at the top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


26. “Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


malcolm gladwell quotes 6“Outlier are those who have been given opportunities– -and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL



28. “That’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being – to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


malcolm gladwell quotes 7“It’s very hard to find someone who’s successful and dislikes what they do.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


30. “What is learned out of hard work and trial is inevitably more powerful than what is learned easily.” — MALCOLM GLADWELL


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