Best 106 Quotes & Tweets on Personal identity

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1

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.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

You are a story that you tell yourself.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Things you control: Your effort. Your beliefs. Your identity. Your actions. Your attitude. Your integrity. Your thoughts. The food you eat. How kind you are. The media you read. How reflective you are. How thoughtful you are. The people you listen to. The type of friend you are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Before you can build a business that helps people, you must become a person who helps people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

8

If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behaviour, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behaviour, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Every choice you make is a step toward or away from the person you want to become. No single choice will get you where you want to go. Only repeated steps over time in the same direction will move you forward.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

What kills your dreams isn't a lack of competence, but rather confidence. Confidence comes from how you talk to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

It’s not who you think you are or who you want to be. You are what you do consistently.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your identity. This is why habits are crucial. They cast repeated votes for being a type of person.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

You are your actions, not your words. If you really wanted to do that amazing/hard thing you tell everyone you're going to do, you'd be doing, not talking. Jump in the trenches and start doing what you talk about or stop lying to yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

15

Who you become is up to you. Just because you were a version of yourself yesterday does not mean you have to remain the same person today.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

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

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

17

Just because you failed doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. We all fail. Mentally resilient people realize that its not failure that defines your identity but how you respond.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

18

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.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

If you write, you're a writer. If you make art, you're an artist. If you're starting something out of nothing, you're an entrepreneur. There's no test you have to pass to make these things part of your identity.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

When it comes to regrets, it’s the dreams we didn’t go after that haunt us — the business we didn’t start, the book we didn’t write, the love we let slip away. When pursuing your dreams you won’t remember the bruises and failures, only the person you become.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Your GPA should never be the most interesting thing about you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

22

You are whatever you tell yourself you are.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

Your identity needs to come from who you are, not what you do. Titles can be taken from you, but who you are can’t.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

When someone responds to your questions with anger and frustration, it's unlikely they're a genius. More than likely, they don't know what they are doing and are frustrated with you because deep down you're exposing them to the lies they tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

25

You are your actions, not what you say you’ll do.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

If you want to know who are you, look at who you let close to you.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

27

You have to sell yourself before you can sell your ideas.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

28

Highly creative people have opposing personality traits. They are nerds and athletes. They are vulnerable and confident. They are open-minded and closed-minded. The spring of creative potential is watered with contradictions.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

Your life is your thoughts.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

30

You can tell a lot about who you want to become by the people who make you jealous

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

31

The way a person leaves a company says a lot about their true nature.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah

32

A Map is not the territory. You are not your title. An online dating profile is not the person. Metrics are not the goal.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

33

If someone has based their identity on believing something, no amount of data will change their mind

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

34

Comparison distracts you from your only advantage. You.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

35

You are what you read.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

36

Wealth diversification is normal. But in the future, people will diversify identities too. They'll build reputations under multiple identities so they can be resilient to misfortune.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Listening carefully to someone reveals not only how they see the situation and what they consider important but also how they see themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

38

Forget about becoming something. Just do stuff. I don’t write to become a writer. I write when I feel like writing. If I called myself a writer, and I didn’t feel like writing for a long time, I’d be miserable. Defining yourself in labels makes you fragile, for little benefit.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

39

To be honest, speak without identity.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

40

The “bad” workouts are the most important ones. It's easy to train when you feel good, but it’s crucial to show up when you don’t feel like it—even if you do less than you hope. Going to gym for 15 minutes might not improve your performance, but it reaffirms your identity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

41

You never make yourself look good by trying to make others look bad

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

42

Assume you don’t have free will. You are 100% programmed by your environment. If it’s true, you are what you consume. You become what you read. You act just like your friends. Might be a useful idea, even if it isn’t 100% true. Better inputs. Better outputs.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

43

You become whatever metric you choose to measure yourself by.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

44

A one-dimensional identity puts all of your happiness in one basket. Fill your life with friends, family, lore, love, books, hobbies, exercise, art... Diversify your identity and you'll always have something to be happy about!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

45

The habits you form over the next few weeks will dictate who you become in the next few months

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

46

The second you’re predictable, you’re boring

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

47

Outcomes are lagging byproduct of your personal operating system and its associated algorithms. Heath is lagging measure of your eating algorithms. Knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning algorithms. You are your algorithms. Change the algorithm, change yourself.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

48

You are the manifestation of every decision you’ve ever made. A decision today determines who you are tomorrow.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

49

You choose who you are with your actions each day.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

50

Want better friendships? Become a better friend Want a great significant other? Become a great significant other Want more interesting opportunities? Become more interesting You attract what you are

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach