Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on comparing yourself

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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1

When a CEO says they work 60+ hours a week, it often includes a lot of email, Ubers to meetings, meetings, travel, phone calls, and more. I don't think designers, engineers, and many other roles could stare at a computer for 60 hours a week for a sustained period of time.

2

Don't compare your weekend project to the work of a hundred-person startup. Don't compare your first draft to someone else's edited-by-a-professional bestseller. Don't compare your sketch to someone's masterwork. (Unless it serves as a map forward. Then go right ahead.)

3

The only person worth competing against is who you were yesterday.

4

I never understood the advice of "Be yourself." Isn't everything I do, being myself, by definition? Now I realize it means "Don't try to be someone else." And that's been much easier for me to internalize.

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