2 minutes to Key Takeaways from “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant”

Right now i am reading the book “ The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness” by   Eric Jorgenson

like opportunity, wisdom is everywhere. we just need to train our eye to see it

It is an amazing book, i want to share some wisdoms from the book that i have learned and everyone should know…

  1. “Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.”
  2. “The purpose of a goal is not to get it, but to grow as a result of pursuing it.”
  3. “Happiness is a state of not wanting anything.” – keep your expectation low and appreciate what life throws at you every moment. 
  4. “Most of our suffering comes from resisting what is already here, particularly our feelings.”
  5. “The only real resource is time.” – we waste it the most. (this is my personal favorite)
  6. “You get paid for being right first, and to be first, you can’t wait for consensus.”
  7. “Happiness is the absence of desire. If you’re happy, you don’t want anything else.”
  8. “If you don’t have marketable skills, your degrees won’t help you.” – degree is just a piece of paper.
  9. “The world is full of opportunities, but they are not always obvious. Opportunities are often hidden in plain sight.”
  10. “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”

Naval emphasized too much on “compounding”. be it knowledge, money, loyalty, royalty, reputation, career, business…..anything you name. if i can rummarize the whole book in one word, that will be “compounding.”