The concept of bird in hand refers to the need to be content with what one already possesses, and not to pursue other things which may seem better but would, for all intents and purposes, only replace that “bird in the hand.” It teaches that opportunities can come from anywhere; what matters is whether we’re able to recognize it while it’s still possible.
Sometimes, we do not realize how well off we are, or how long our luck will most likely hold. Or how tenuous good fortune is compared to someone who does not give up but gambles everything on some bet for the future. The bird-in-hand is always better than two in the bush.
Life is all about taking chances. People love to say, “go for it” or “leave it all on the field”. Those are good sentiments and solid advice. But I would argue that sometimes not taking chances and instead holding onto something one has is just as important.
These bird in hand quotes will help guide you on the values you should hold onto even when it feels like no one else cares.
Bird in Hand Quotes
Bird in hand means holding into something you already have. Don’t let go of something you already possess because you think it’ll be easier to get another better thing. Instead, try to improve what you have; make more money by improving your skills or way of doing things. Stop looking outside of yourself for happiness and riches.
1. Don’t risk losing what you have by trying to get something better. Hold on to what you have and work to improve it.
2. You won’t regret holding onto what you have, but you will regret not having tried to get something better.
3. Life is better at the moment. Don’t risk it by chasing a better future if you already have what you want.
4. Don’t rush into something that might not be right for you. Hold onto the friendships and family you have, they are more valuable than any amount of money in the world.
5. The best thing to do is not to risk losing it—the bird in your hand.
6. They say you shouldn’t go through life chasing after things. Be content with what you have and don’t try to get something else.
7. So the next time your friend says you should be happy with what you have and stop trying to get more.
8. Gather everything you want, but don’t let it go. Let the good things come to you like a slow-moving bird.
9. It’s always nice to have something in your hands instead of something on your mind.
10. The best way to make sure you never miss an opportunity is to do what you’re already doing.
11. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean it’s worth the risk. Keep what you’ve got.
12. We all want the same thing. We want what we value, so let’s not waste precious time trying to get something that is ours already.
13. Life is too short to spend it chasing the things you don’t want. Take care of what you have, and enjoy it while you still can.
14. You don’t have to be the best at everything. Just make the best of the things you’re good at.
15. Appreciate the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
16. The bigger the risk, the more it takes to win big. Always try to keep things in your control ― no matter how big or small they are.
17. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
18. Don’t be afraid to hold onto the past. It will help you see what’s coming next. With your hard work, dedication, and determination you can achieve anything. That is the only way to grow.
19. Sometimes you have to let go of the dream and take hold of reality. If you don’t risk anything, you’ll never get anywhere.
20. It’s better to hold onto what you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.
21. It is better to keep what one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.
22. It’s better to have something you love and hold onto than take risks and get something you’re not as sure about.
23. You are in control of your destiny. Risk is part of life, but holding onto what you have while also working to improve it can be even more rewarding than seeking out something better.
24. Hold onto your dream. Hold onto your goals. Don’t let another moment go by without realizing what you should have done.
25. The best way to keep your focus is to keep things that are important today in the present.
26. It’s not the destination that makes life worth living, It’s the struggle to get there.
27. Don’t hustle, don’t worry. The best things in life are free and the worst things tend to cost money.
28. Whatever your goals, if you’re not sure where to go next or how to get there, don’t risk it. Stay put and work on what you already have.
29. Live inside your comfort zone, but don’t stay there. Expand the boundaries of your world.
30. Remember that it is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.
31. Always hold on to what you have. Don’t risk losing it all by trying to get something better.
32. You should never risk losing something you love for the chance of getting something better.
33. If you keep hold of what you have, you may never know how much it is worth.
34. The risk of losing something unforgettable is better than the risk of getting something less memorable.
35. You don’t need the newest, shiniest, or prettiest to be happy. You just need to love what you have, appreciate it, and keep on going.
36. Sometimes we need to check our egos and realize that we don’t need the latest gadget because sometimes it’s good enough.
37. Be comfortable in your skin. Be proud of who you are. Don’t try to be someone you aren’t.
38. Whether it is a person or an object, the best thing to do is to hold onto something that one has. Better safe than sorry.
39. The only way to get better is to hold on tight to what you have.
40. Life is full of tradeoffs. This is the time to hold on tight to what you have and know that the decisions you make will lead you down a path worth travelling.
41. It’s not the destination that matters, but the journey. And it’s all about getting better along the way.
42. Time is a fickle thing. We watch it tick away like grains of sand on the beach. But don’t worry, because we’ve got treasures to hold onto that will be here when we need them most.
43. Stay true to yourself. Be different and unique, but don’t ever lose sight of your standard.
44. Holding on to what you have instead of losing it is the best decision you can make. Stay true to yourself
45. Life can change in an instant. Make sure you’re holding on to what you have, not what you don’t.
46. You can’t lose what you never had. Keep holding on to the things you have, rather than letting them slip away.
47. Sometimes you have to hold on to what you have. Don’t let go of what made you fall in love in the first place.
48. No matter what you’re going through, don’t let go of all you have right now.
49. Holding on to the things that matter can be a lot harder than letting them go.
50. Life is too short to be thinking about what you have lost. Think about what you have gained.
51. Keep doing what you love. Have hope and faith in your dreams and always, hold on to the things that bring you joy.
52. Live your best life. Love who you are and what you do. Live with purpose, not regret, and never forget why you started in the first place.
53. The road to success is always under construction, but one important thing never changes: Keep your bird in hand and you’ll do fine.
54. You might have to work harder to achieve your goals, but you’ll never work as hard as when you’re just trying.
55. It is better to have a cup of coffee with you than to go without it.
56. The best things in life aren’t things. They aren’t big or flashy, but they are the simple pleasures that make our lives complete. They are bird in hand worth two in the bush.
57. Don’t let your expectations keep you from having a great time. Your happiness is worth the wait.
58. Never lose sight of what you have, who you are, and where you’re going.
59. It’s enough when you’re happy with what you have. It’s better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.
60. Some things in life are simplest when you have the basics. Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?
61. If you appreciate what you have more than you yearn for something better, then you will end up happier.
62. You are better off adjusting to things as they are, than trying to change them.
63. It’s better to hold onto something you have than to risk losing it and having nothing.
64. In life, there’s a big risk of losing your stuff. You got to hold onto it and not go after something better.
65. You’re not going to get everything you want in life, but you can do something about it: hang on to the good things you’ve got.
66. Always think about what you have rather than what you want.
67. The only way you’ll ever get what you want out of life is to do two things—and two things only: hold on tight, and keep moving forward.
68. That person who gets away is usually the one who was never there in the first place.
69. The only thing we can’t see is the future. You can control what you do today and what you do tomorrow, but not what happens tomorrow after that.
70. Don’t worry about the past. Don’t fear the future. Live in the present moment and make it beautiful.
71. It is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it. If you’re holding on tight, you’re in control, and that’s a good thing.
72. Not everything can be fixed or recovered but it’s always better to hold onto something one has than risk losing it.
73. Holding onto what you have is sometimes better than risking losing something new.
74. Sometimes the best option isn’t always the easiest one. When it comes to investing, it’s always nice to hold onto something that you already own, instead of risking losing more than you already have.
75. If you can avoid losing something, then it is better to keep it in the first place. There are always better alternatives than risking losing something.
76. There is nothing better than holding onto something that you love, and have always loved.
77. Don’t risk losing something by holding onto the past. Instead, grab ahold of what you’ve got now, and don’t let go.
78. Taking the time to hold onto things can be beneficial in many ways, from emotional stability to better physical health.
79. It is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it. The heartache of losing something you love will always outweigh the joy of getting something new.
80. Sometimes the best decision is to take the risk. Hold onto what you’ve got, don’t risk and lose, and don’t lose hope and wait.
81. If you got a move, do it on your terms. You never know when that chance to grab hold of something is going to disappear.
82. It’s better to have a small, secured advantage than the possibility of a bigger one. Be disciplined with your finances so you can pursue your goals.
83. The best way to keep things simple is to make sure you have a small and secure advantage in your life.
84. Make the most of your opportunities. Don’t miss out on the small, but secure advantage that awaits you.
85. When it comes to convenience, small and secure is better than big and risky.
86. You have a simple choice: take the smaller, more secure path or risk losing everything you care about.
87. You might have a little advantage, but you’re not big enough to handle the whole world.
88. Small things done consistently are more powerful than big things done once.
89. You can’t wait for the storm to pass, so you better learn to sail while you’re still in port.
90. To improve your life and the world around you, do the little things. Be focused and deliberate. Stay on target. And never give up.
91. Success is a circle, not an arrow. It’s better to have a small, secured advantage than the possibility of a bigger one.
92. The best things in life are small, secured advantages and the realization that none of them would have ever been realized if you hadn’t started.
93. Your goals may be big, but you need a small, secured advantage to work toward them. You can do it
94. Be the best version of yourself. Take advantage of small advantages and avoid the possibility of bigger ones.
95. Don’t let your small advantage turn into a big one. Be mindful of your actions and habits, because they determine what you get in life.
96. You can’t wait to be bigger, you’ve got to work on your small stuff first.
97. It’s better to have a small, secured advantage than the possibility of a bigger one. Secure your financial future today with our low-risk investments.
98. Don’t let your circle of friends or connections become your kingdom. It’s better to have a small, secured advantage than the possibility of a bigger one.
99. It may feel good to have that big deal offer in your pocket, but it’s better to have a smaller one that works.
100. Pick the important little things. Don’t let a small failure make you feel like you are behind.
It’s easy to get carried away with trying to get more business, particularly those that are head and shoulders above the competition. It can become a bit like putting all your eggs in one basket. I’d hate to see you waste time on incomplete or unprofitable work, so why not consider focusing on what you already have? You see, this helps build a foundation for future success.