Naval Ravikant – 52 citat och 37 boktips

Vem är Naval Ravikant? Naval Ravikant är en indisk-amerikansk entreprenör och investerare. Han är grundare och var tidigare VD för AngelList. Han är också känd för att ha investerat tidigt i startups som Uber och Twitter. I den här artikeln hittar du citat och boktips från Naval Ravikant.

Naval Ravikant

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“A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought — they must be earned.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Smart money is just dumb money that’s been through a crash.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Success is the enemy of learning. It can deprive you of the time and the incentive to start over. Beginner’s mind also needs beginner’s time.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Wealth creation is an evolutionarily recent positive-sum game. Status is an old zero-sum game. Those attacking wealth creation are often just seeking status.” ― Naval Ravikant

““This is such a short and precious life that it’s really important that you don’t spend it being unhappy.” ― Naval Ravikant

“We’re not really here for that long and we don’t really matter that much. And nothing that we do lasts. So eventually you will fade. Your works will fade. Your children will fade. Your thoughts will fade. This planet will fade. The sun will fade. It will all be gone.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The first rule of handling conflict is don’t hang around people who are constantly engaging in conflict.” ― Naval Ravikant

“All the benefits in life come from compound interest — money, relationships, habits — anything of importance.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Who you do business with is just as important as what you choose to do.” ― Naval Ravikant

“If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The Efficient Markets Hypothesis fails because humans are herd animals, not independent rational actors. Thus the best investors tend to be antisocial and contrarian.” ― Naval Ravikant

“You’re never going to get rich renting out your time.” ― Naval Ravikant

“People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The most important trick to be happy is to realize that happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. You choose to be happy, and then you work at it. It’s just like building muscles.” ― Naval Ravikant

“We feel guilt when we no longer want to associate with old friends and colleagues who haven’t changed. The price, and marker, of growth.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself.” ― Naval Ravikant

“All greatness comes from suffering.” ― Naval Ravikant

“So I have no time for short-term things: dinners with people I won’t see again, tedious ceremonies to please tedious people, traveling to places that I wouldn’t go to on vacation.” ― Naval Ravikant

“I don’t have time is just saying it’s not a priority.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Someone who is using a lot of fancy words and big concepts probably doesn’t know what they’re talking about. The smartest people can explain things to a child; if you can’t do that, you don’t understand the concept.” ― Naval Ravikant

“School, politics, sports, and games train us to compete against others. True rewards — wealth, knowledge, love, fitness, and equanimity — come from ignoring others and improving ourselves.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Earn with your mind, not your time.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Nothing you do is going to matter that much in the long run. Don’t take yourself so seriously.” ― Naval Ravikant

“I don’t care how rich you are. I don’t care whether you’re a top Wall Street banker. If somebody has to tell you when to be at work, what to wear and how to behave, you’re not a free person. You’re not actually rich.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The reality is life is a single-player game. You’re born alone. You’re going to die alone. All of your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. You’re gone in three generations and nobody cares. Before you showed up, nobody cared. It’s all single-player.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.” ― Naval Ravikant

“You want to be rich and anonymous, not poor and famous.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Trade money for time, not time for money. You’re going to run out of time first.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Play long-term games with long-term people. All returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.” ― Naval Ravikant

“I would rather read the best hundred books over and over again until I absorb them rather than read every single book out there.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Today in society you get rewarded for creative work, for creating something brand new that society didn’t even know that it wanted that it doesn’t yet know how to get, other than through you.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Asymmetric opportunities: Invest in startups. Start a company. Create a book, podcast, video. Create a (software) product. Go on many first dates. Go to a cocktail party. Read a Lindy book. Move to a big city. Buy Bitcoin. Tweet.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Guilt is society’s voice speaking in your head.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Suffering is a moment of clarity, when you can no longer deny the truth of a situation and are forced into uncomfortable change. Inside suffering is the seed of change.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Humans are always signaling. Rather than really looking at yourself, you’re looking at how other people look at you.” ― Naval Ravikant

“It’s kind of a disease – social media is making celebrities of all of us and celebrities are the most miserable people in the world.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Reality is neutral. Reality has no judgments. To a tree, there’s no concept of right or wrong or good or bad. You’re born, you have a whole set of sensory experiences… and then you die. How you choose to interpret that is up to you. And you do have that choice.” ― Naval Ravikant

“We don’t always get what we want, but sometimes what is happening is for the best. The sooner you can accept it as a reality, the sooner you can adapt to it.” ― Naval Ravikant

“I do everything for me. I don’t do anything for other people. None of us do. I think we all like to pretend like we’re doing everything for other people, but the reality is, we’re always just doing it for ourselves. That’s just the truth, and so whenever people ask me why did I do X or Y or Z, it’s always for me; that’s why I did it.” ― Naval Ravikant

“My biggest fear is that I’m going to die without having really lived. I think everybody has that fear at some core level.” ― Naval Ravikant

“If you want to see who rules over you, see who you’re not allowed to criticize.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The people with the best judgment are among the least emotional.” ― Naval Ravikant

“If you want to be successful, surround yourself with people who are more successful than you are. If you want to be happy, surround yourself with people who are less successful.” ― Naval Ravikant

“Anger is a loss of control over the situation, and it is a contract that you’re making with yourself — that you’re going to literally be in physical and mental and emotional turmoil.” ― Naval Ravikant

“My number one priority in life, above my happiness, above my family, above my work, is my own health. It starts with my physical health. Second, it’s my mental health. Third, it’s my spiritual health. Then it’s my family’s health.” ― Naval Ravikant

“On what is the purpose of life: To keep growing and learning in the short period of time that you have. To seek truth and to accept things the way they are. To see the world the way it really is. Then, just to live your life. I think that’s it. Any deeper meanings or goals just lead to ideologies, which lead to desires, and belief systems, and disappointments and conflict.” ― Naval Ravikant

“When building habits, choose consistency over content. The best book is the one you can’t put down. The best exercise is the one you enjoy doing every day. The best health food is the one you find tasty. The best work is the work you’d do for free.” ― Naval Ravikant

“The more you judge people and things, the more you’re going to separate yourself. You’ll feel good for an instant… but then you’re gonna feel lonely and then you’re just going to see negativity everywhere. The world just reflects your own feelings back at you.” ― Naval Ravikant

“If you’re going to pick 3 cards in the hand you’re dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline.” ― Naval Ravikant

“We just play games in life. You grow up, you’re playing the school game, you’re playing the social game. Then you’re playing the money game; then you’re playing the status game. These games just have longer and longer and longer-lived horizons. At some point, at least I believe that these are all just games. There are games where the outcome really stops mattering once you see through a game.” ― Naval Ravikant

“In today’s day and age, many people think you get peace by resolving all your external problems, but there are unlimited external problems. The only way to actually get peace on the inside is by giving up the idea of having problems.” ― Naval Ravikant

By the time people realize that they have enough money, they’ve lost their time and their health. ― Naval Ravikant

The ultimate purpose of money is so that you do not have to be in a specific place at a specific time doing anything you don’t want to do. ― Naval Ravikant

In almost any salaried job, even at one that’s paying a lot per hour like a lawyer, or a doctor, you’re still putting in the hours, and every hour you get paid. So, what that means is when you’re sleeping, you’re not earning. When you’re retired, you’re not earning. When you’re on vacation, you’re not earning. And you can’t earn non-linearly. ― Naval Ravikant

You can spend your life however you want, but if you want to get rich, it has to be your number one overwhelming desire. ― Naval Ravikant

You retire by saving up enough money, becoming a monk, or by finding work that feels like play to you. ― Naval Ravikant

Wealth is assets that earn while you sleep. ― Naval Ravikant

The purpose of wealth is freedom. It’s nothing more than that. It’s not to buy fur coats, or drive Ferraris, or sail yachts, or jet around the world in your Gulfstream. That stuff gets really boring and really stupid, really fast. ― Naval Ravikant

You’re never going to be the best in the world at anything unless it’s something that you just absolutely love to do. ― Naval Ravikant

Networking is overrated. Become first and foremost a person of value and the network will be available whenever you need it. ― Naval Ravikant

There are three broad classes of leverage (labor, capital, and no marginal cost of replication). ― Naval Ravikant

The maximum leverage would mean that you would have people working for you. It would mean you would have a funding, you would have capital. It would mean that you’d be writing a book, it would mean that you’d be writing code and that you’d be building a media presence. ― Naval Ravikant

Things like Twitter and Facebook are not making you happy. They are making you unhappy. You are essentially playing a game that’s created by the creators of those systems, and yes, it can be a useful game once in a blue moon. ou are engaging in envy, dispute, and resentment, comparison, jealousy, anger, about things that frankly just don’t matter. ― Naval Ravikant

Study microeconomics, game theory, psychology, persuasion, ethics, mathematics, and computers. ― Naval Ravikant

If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing. ― Naval Ravikant

If I’m running a grade school curriculum for children, I would probably optimize happiness, nutrition, diet, exercise, “How do you build good habits?”, “How do you break bad habits?”, “How do you have good relationships?”, “How do you find your spouse?”, meditation, “How do you build basic skills, not memorize lots of facts?”, “What kinds of books should you read?” ― Naval Ravikant

Your most important skill isn’t even what you majored in or even what you studied, it’s just knowing how to learn. ― Naval Ravikant

What’s really important is to develop a love of learning. That is more important than anything else; it’s more important than what you learn. It’s more important than what school you go to, and it’s more important than what job you have. ― Naval Ravikant

The best way to read is to: Pick up a lot of books. Start reading them all. Put down any book instantly that doesn’t grab you. And just keep going until you find something that speaks to you. ― Naval Ravikant

When I find something really interesting, I’ll reflect on it, research it, and then when I’m bored of it, I’ll drop it or I’ll flip to another book. ― Naval Ravikant

On if he has mentors: No, learn bits and pieces from everyone. I mostly learned from books. ― Naval Ravikant

I think most of life is about searching, it’s not about doing. People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing. ― Naval Ravikant

I think it’s really worth – whenever you can in life, if you have the choice – optimizing for independence rather than optimizing for pay. ― Naval Ravikant

We spend so much time in relationships. The average relationship probably lasts a couple years. We spend very little time deciding which relationship to get into. We spend so much time in a job, but we spend so little time deciding which job to get into. Choosing what city to live in can almost completely determine the trajectory of your life, but we spend so little time trying to figure out what city to live in. ― Naval Ravikant

When you have children, you learn to love something more than you love yourself, and you can talk about that all day long, but you have never had that feeling until you’ve had a child. ― Naval Ravikant

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