These are the best quotes from The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. Eric Jorgensen’s quotations will touch on essential aspects of life such as happiness, money, and entrepreneurship, among others.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgensen is a compilation of Naval’s knowledge and experience over the previous 10 years, presented as a curated collection of his most insightful interviews and emotional musings. It is a really profound book that will make you think about happiness and wealth in ways you have never thought about before. Eric Jorgensen’s book is not a step-by-step roadmap to becoming wealthy and happy. However, it alters your perspective on achieving wealth and maintaining happiness.
Quotes from The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgensen
Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.
The more desire I have for something to work out a certain way, the less likely I am to see the truth.
If you have nothing in your life, but you have at least one person that loves you unconditionally, it’ll do wonders for your self-esteem.
Every positive thought even has a seed of a negative thought within it and vice versa, which is why a lot of greatness in life comes out of suffering.
A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.
Memory and identity are burdens from the past preventing us from living freely in the present.
My definition of wisdom is knowing the long-term consequences of your actions.
Retirement is when you stop sacrificing today for an imaginary tomorrow. When today is complete, in and of itself, you’re retired.
Be a maker who makes something interesting people want. Show your craft, practice your craft, and the right people will eventually find you.
Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.
Value your time at an hourly rate, and ruthlessly spend to save time at that rate. You will never be worth more than you think you’re worth.
You are a combination of your habits and the people who you spend the most time with.
Earn with your mind, not your time.
You’re going to die one day, and none of this is going to matter. So enjoy yourself.
Intentions don’t matter. Actions do. That’s why being ethical is hard.
When working, surround yourself with people more successful than you.
Happiness is what’s there when you remove the sense that something is missing in your life.
People are oddly consistent. Karma is just you, repeating your patterns, virtues, and flaws until you finally get what you deserve. Always pay it forward. And don’t keep count.
It’s only after you’re bored you have great ideas. It’s never going to be when you’re stressed, or busy, running around, or rushed.
The three big ones in life are wealth, health, and happiness. We pursue them in that order, but their importance is reverse.
No one in the world is going to beat you at being you.
The most important skill for getting rich is becoming a perpetual learner.
There are two attractive lessons about suffering in the long term. It can make you accept the world the way it is. The other lesson is it can make your ego change in an extremely hard way.
You have to view the negative before you can aspire to and appreciate the positive.
Show your craft, practice your craft, and the right people will eventually find you.
By the time people realize they have enough money, they’ve lost their time and their health.
All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest.
If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day.
If all your beliefs line up into neat little bundles, you should be highly suspicious.
The enemy of peace of mind is expectations drilled into you by society and other people.