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The path to success is to find a way to automate your uniqueness. "Productise" is about leverage and "Yourself" is about accountability.

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The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

by Eric Jorgenson

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Specific knowledge cannot be taught, but it can be learned. It’s about what makes you special. Like the things you were effortlessly doing that made people notice you. No one can c...

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The best jobs are neither decreed nor degreed. They are creative expressions of continuous learners in free markets. The most important skill for getting rich is becoming a perpetu...

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Do things for their own sake. Whether it’s business, exercise, romance, friendship the meaning of life is to do things for their own sake.

Anything worth doing comes...

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If you don’t own a piece of a business, you don’t have a path towards financial freedom.

It’s ownership versus wage work. If you are paid for renting out your time, even lawyers and doctors...

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3 Positions of Leverage

Leverage is a force multiplier for your judgment. 3 options:

  • Labor: making other humans working for you. It is the oldest form of leverage, and actually not a great on...

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Retirement is when you stop sacrificing today for an imaginary tomorrow. When today is complete, in and of itself, you’re retired. How do you get there?

  • Have ...

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  • Hope luck finds you: fortune, fate, etc
  • Work for luck to find you: persistence, hard work, running around creating opportunities. Become the best at...

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2 Definitions for Wisdom
  • Wisdom is knowing the long-term consequences of your actions. Wisdom applied to external problems is judgment. They’re highly linked; knowing the long-term consequences of yo...

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naval ravikant

"First, you know it.

Then, you understand it.

Then, you can explain

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Truth

You can only make progress when you’re starting with the truth. The hard thing is seeing the truth. Suffering is the moment when we can no longer deny reality.

Outside of su...

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Richard Feynman

"I never ask if “I like it” or “I don’t like it.” I think “this is what it is” or “this is what it isn’t.”"

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Classical Virtues

Virtues are trained heuristics that automate decision making. You cannot solve every problem in life as if it is the first time it’s thrown at you.

The classical virtues are...

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Principal-Agent Problem

Julius Caesar famously said, “If you want it done, then go. And if not, then send.” What he meant was, if you want it done right, then you have to go yourself and do it. W...

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If you can’t decide, the answer is no

Go with options that excite you, rather than finding reasons for rationalising tasks that don’t. Trust your intuition.

The reason is, modern society is full of options. Ther...

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Learning Happiness

Happiness is really a default state. Happiness is there when you remove the sense of something missing in your life. Happiness is the state when nothing is missing. When nothing is...

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naval ravikant

"Don’t take yourself so seriously.

You’re just a monkey with a plan."

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Desires

Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. We go about desiring things all day long and then wonder why we’re unhappy. Anticipation for ...

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You can convert peace into happiness anytime you want. But peace is what you want most of the time. If you’re a peaceful person, anything you do will be a happy activity.

Today, the way we t...

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Naval’s Choiceless Awareness

“As you’re going about your daily business (hopefully, there’s some nature) and you’re not talking to anybody else, you practice learning to accept the moment you’re in without making judgments. Yo...

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90 percent of thoughts are fear-based. The other 10 percent are desire-based.

Try to keep an eye on my internal monologue. It would be like running tour brain in “debugging ...

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The Brain as an Operating System

Buddhists look at your brain, your consciousness, as a multilayered mechanism. There’s a core-base, kernel-level OS running. Then, there are applications running on top.

Al...

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What is the meaning and purpose of life?

  • Answer 1: It’s personal. You have to find your own meaning. You have to find it for yourself, so the importa...

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