Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on focus

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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1

Don't ghost. Saying no is a skill worth learning.

2

Start, because continuing is so much easier.

3

Great products are built by saying no 99% of the time. Great teams are built by saying no 99% of the time. Great portfolios are built by saying no 99% of the time.

4

If you want your product to be really, really great, it has to be really, really focused. Minimize surface area to maximize polish.

5

No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own.

6

Do something every day for a year and you will be in the top 10% of people in the world for that thing.

7

Don't focus on how great or terrible the things you're making today are, but on how much better they will be if you keep going. The best thing you could write, paint, or build today will pale in comparison to the worst thing you could write, paint, or build in ten years.

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There is a new focus on remote work, but I think it's just a stepping stone towards something much more interesting: flexible work. Step one: Work wherever you want Step two: Work as little or as much as you want

9

Don't try to change "the world." Change your world. Your community's world. The worlds of your loved ones. "The world" can be a distraction.

10

It's hard to play your best when you're up by a lot or down by a lot. It's better to play as if the score is always nil-nil. Begin every day at 0 0, no matter what happened yesterday, and see how much you get done.

11

Always have a work in progress. It's much easier to absorb and retain advice when you have something to apply it to.

12

You need to swing to learn. You need to follow through to succeed.

13

One way to be the best at something is to be the only at something.

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