Best 56 Quotes & Tweets on Authenticity

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1

If you want to be rewarded, you have to be irreplaceable. If you want to be irreplaceable, you have to be unique. If you want to be unique, you have to be authentic. If you want to be authentic, stop listening to everyone and everything else. It’s drowning “you” out.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

If your opinions line up neatly with those of your friends and colleagues, they’re not your opinions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build... live the life that only you can live.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

True religion is rejecting all teachings and thinking for yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Persistent, non-specific anxiety is the result of wanting so much, talking so much, and doing so much that you lose touch with the quiet joys of solitude.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

What the world craves is Authenticity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

If you want the truth, take no one else’s word for it. Accept only science, reason, and direct experience. Start on solid ground. Mind each step.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Better “wrong” alone than “right” with the herd.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

You’re never going to be happy if you keep lying to yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Once you’ve truly controlled your own fate, for better or for worse, you’ll never let anyone else tell you what to do.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

Escape competition through authenticity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

An individual’s values, a company’s mission, and a nation’s constitution, all attract long term players playing long term games.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

One form of innovation is originality. Another form is synthesis. People often focus so much on being original that they overlook the value of synthesizing ideas from different sources. There's a lot of value in connecting previously unconnected ideas.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

The most important things in life are measured internally. You have an inner scoreboard. Playing to someone else’s scoreboard is easy. But when you look up at the end after winning, you’ll feel empty as you discover you won the wrong game. You get one life. Play your own game.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

To achieve success, you must be willing to take risks. To take risks, you must be willing to be vulnerable. Therefore: To achieve success, you must be willing to be vulnerable.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

16

Your only competition is who you could be.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

So much of culture reinforces the message that we should be accepted and liked rather than think independently, compete, and challenge the status quo. The oppositive approach works better. Embrace independent thinking. Compete with yourself. Earn respect, not popularity.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

Ultimately you have to think for yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

20

Confidence is less about what you’ve done in the past and more about how you talk to yourself in the present.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Your environment is the key to your subconscious. People who appear to have better than average self-control, typically operate in environments that don't require them to exercise much self-control.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

If you do things the same way as everyone else, expect the same results as everyone else.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

If you want clarity on what matters, imagine the thoughts you'll have on your last day. What matters? - How you treat people - How you love - Whether you live true to yourself - A calm mind The rest is noise.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

Getting over yourself offers exponential returns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

Friendship = vulnerability × time.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

26

Being yourself is an unfair advantage.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

27

If you plan to go on podcasts, make a two-page sheet with your life background. Things to add: • Favorite stories • Turning points in your life • Weird hobbies and habits • Projects you’re proud of • Your spiciest hot takes Do it, and your interviews will be much better.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

Three social media terms that I wish would die: 1. Storytelling 2. Authenticity 3. Thought leadership I hate them because at best they are meaningless, and at worst they are misleading.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

29

We don’t tell ourselves the truth because it’s easier to protect our view of ourselves and the world than it is to change our minds.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

You choose who you are with your actions each day.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

You know those articles about “successful” people? Their morning routines. How they plan their days. Most of those articles are horse shit. Those people aren’t you. Observe others, but more importantly observe yourself. And when you find what works for you, do more of that.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

32

It’s a beautiful day to realize you’re only competing with yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

33

You're either designing your own lifestyle or following one constructed by people wanting to get something from you.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

34

I’ve never met an authentic person who routinely talked about authenticity.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

35

Competition is what happens when you aren’t being yourself.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

36

Being authentic on social media is a side-effect of a good brand strategy. It's not the strategy itself.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

37

You need to be able to show all aspects of yourself in order to give others the comfort to be themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

Being alone with pain and stress isn't natural. Needing connection, emotional safety, and support doesn't mean something is wrong with you, it means something is right with you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

39

Self-imposed deadlines are a prioritization and coordination technique, not a hill to die on.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

40

Don’t be authentic on social media. It’s so overused that it has become meaningless. Instead, determine what differentiates you or your brand and create content in support of those differentiators. Being authentic means creating content that only makes sense if you posted it.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

41

If you don’t feel like doing something, there’s likely a very good reason for your reluctance. Not always, but almost always. Embrace your internal resistance. Use it as a guide to find your true preferences.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

42

Genuine authenticity is hard to beat because it never takes a day off.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

43

Goals tend to get in the way of letting you do what you should be doing. I prefer setting a direction instead of a goal. Goals are not meant to be modified frequently, but a direction can be corrected freely whenever new information becomes available.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

44

People reveal themselves in throwaway comments, when they’re talking but not thinking about what they’re saying

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

We are vulnerable to unhappiness to the extent we are dependent.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

46

Enduring a boring existence is an opportunity cost too. If your high-paying job is preventing you from designing a lifestyle that better matches your preferences, it is costing you a huge opportunity. The alternative doesn’t need to pay as much to be worth taking.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

47

True consistency is the minimum you’ll accept from yourself every day; not the maximum you’re capable of.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

Be vulnerable. People will either love you for it, or not care at all.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

49

To find customers you’ll love working for, be yourself. To find customers you’ll hate working for, pretend to be someone else.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

50

To reduce the risk of failure you have to understand who you really are (versus who you wish you are). Your preferences, not the preferences of others. Your strengths, not those you wish you had. Things become a lot easier once you're genuinely real with yourself.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo