Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant quotes on personal identity

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

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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.


You are a story that you tell yourself.


Your real resumé is a painful recounting of all of your struggles.


Your brand is just a lagging indicator of who you are.


Cool people are considered “cool” because they break the rules and get away with it.


Wisdom can’t be copied, it must be embodied.


Build a reputation that makes other people do deals through you.


The profile picture is the logo for your Twitter brand. Pick a unique picture that's recognizable from a distance, and don't change it. It'll stand out in a pile of mentions and allow busy accounts to notice and remember you.


To be honest, speak without identity.


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.


For self-improvement without self-discipline, update your self-image.


First, you know it. Then, you understand it. Then, you can explain it. Then, you can feel it. Finally, you are it.


Your profile photo is how you see yourself and your background image is what you care about.


The most interesting people on Twitter are the ones who build a following with no real world identity.

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