Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on authenticity

Indian-American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of AngelList.

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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.

2

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

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.

4

True religion is rejecting all teachings and thinking for yourself.

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.

6

What the world craves is Authenticity.

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.

8

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

9

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

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.

11

Escape competition through authenticity.

12

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

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