Lessons From Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant is simply a rockstar in the tech world & one of the most followed people in silicon valley hailed as one of the brightest minds in the tech world. An immigrant from India, who rises from poverty & who took the tech world with a storm. A person who will awestruck you with his vast knowledge & thought process. He is not following anyone on Twitter, yet every great mind follows him. His podcast, How To Grow Rich Without Getting Lucky. Anyone looking to create something without getting washed away in the process should listen to him & sip every drop of knowledge offered by this legend. If you are feeling low in life & lost in the process. Take out few moments & listen to his interview with Joe Rogan. One of the best interviews one will ever listen to. Without wasting any more time, here are some of the best lessons from the interview.

Quotes By Naval Ravikant:

Specialization is for insects. So everyone should be able to do anything. I don’t believe in focus life on one thing. You have got one life; just do anything your gonna do.

One has to be a fool & have a beginner’s mind & go back to the beginning to start over. If you are not doing that, you are getting older.

Reading a large number of books or books to completion is a vanity metric. I would read the best 100 books over & over again till I have absorbed them rather than reading all the books as the brain has finite information & infinite space. You get enough advice & it all cancels to zero & there are nonsense books as well.

Rather than looking at yourself, one is looking at how the other person is looking at you. It’s a kind of disease as social media is making a celebrity of all of us & celebrities are the most miserable people in the world.

You need to be rich & anonymous, not poor & famous.

Everyone needs three basic things, everyone wants to be wealthy, everyone wants to be rich & everyone wants to be healthy. These three things can be actually taught.

When there is a crisis going on you have to be the coolest cucumber who also figures out the correct answer.

Social contracts are powerful, if you want to give up on drinking & if you are serious you will announce it to the world. All these are choices, being fit is a choice, eating nutritions is a choice & happiness is also a choice. If you are so smart & capable, why are you not happy?

Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy till you get what you want. Don’t have the unlimited desire, have one desire & let go of others so that you can be peaceful & calm.

How much output you are getting, what are you doing, how you doing are way more important than, how hard you work.

You are not going to get rich by renting your time.

It is difficult to predict what kind of jobs will be available 10 years from now. Societies will always create new jobs.

Automation will take over all the jobs except the creative jobs.

If you want to see who rules over you, see who you are not allowed to criticize.

People who get outraged are the stupidest people on social media.

All the great minds are figuring out how to get you addicted to the news & if you are addicted your brain will get destroyed. The modern struggle is to resist yourself to these things or draw boundaries.

News has become commoditize & entire news media has shifted to peddling opinions & entertainment. So, these are now propaganda machines for their tribe.

Social media outlets are picking up the next president, prime ministers.

If all of your beliefs in one political party you are not clear thinker, if all your believes is as per your friends & neighbor you are not a clear thinker. If you want to be a clear thinker, you can’t pay attention to politics, it will destroy your ability to think.

All of our diseases are diseases of abundance not a disease of scarcity.

Everyone is trying to program everybody & the only solution is to turn it off.

All the men’s problems arise because he can not sit by himself for 30 min in a room alone.

Peace is happiness at rest & happiness is peace in motion. You can convert peace to happiness at any time.

We think we get peace by solving all the external problems. But, there are unlimited external problems. Hence, the only way to get it is to give up the idea of problems.

One should have a deep understanding of what you doing & why you doing it.

Answers to all the great questions are paradoxical.

I am nothing & I am everything.

Live well below your mean & you will enjoy the freedom that one can’t fathom.

There is no get rich scheme, it is other people getting rich through your money.

Most smart people realize possession doesn’t make them happy.

A busy mind can often rob you of peace of mind or peace from the mind.

The fundamental illusion is that there is something that will make us happy & keep us happy forever.

Retirement is when you start sacrificing today for some imaginary tomorrow.

The way to beat the competition is by being authentic.

Your real resume is a catalog of all your sufferings.

You have to do hard things to create meaning in your life.

Everyone has two lives, the second one starts once he realizes he has just one.

A happy person wants 10,000 things; a sick person wants only one.

Don’t focus on more than one desire at a time. The universe is rigged in such a way that, if you focus on one thing you will get it. But everything else you will have to let it go.

Happy thoughts disappear from the mind quickly, negative thoughts linger.

It likes a play to me but works for them & the reason why nobody can beat me. As I am playing 16 hours 7 days a week, they are working.

Above are some of the gems by Naval Ravikant. There is a plethora of knowledge in this guy & his every tweet or verse is full of enlightenment. Nobody can risk missing it. One can catch the full episode on youtube through the following link.

Naval Ravikant Quotes Mark My Adventure

One can read about his wisdom in the book “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant”.