Sahil Lavingia

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Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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Doing the job before you get the job is a great way to get the job.

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Growth comes from doing things you don’t want to do.

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One learns to write by writing, not by reading. One learns to paint by painting, not by watching. One learns to build by building, not by analyzing.

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Growth does not come from doing something you already know how to do. To grow: Be unqualified for the next subject you write about. Be unqualified to paint your next painting. Be unqualified for the next job in your career.

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What can you write that no one else can write? Write that. What can you say that no one else can say? Say that. What can you build that no one else can build? Build that.

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The easiest way to be happy is to do something that takes your full attention.

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Worse writers than you have written and published books. Worse founders than you have built successful businesses. If they can do it, you can too.

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You'll never know how good of a musician you could have been. You'll never know how good of a painter you could have been. You'll never know how good of a writer you could have been. If you don't give yourself the chance.

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Once upon a time there was someone who was waiting for the perfect moment to start a company. Rumor has it, they're still waiting...

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You'll learn more from one launch than a thousand blog posts.

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If you don’t fix what’s not broken, you won’t build anything great.

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People who try to get one thing done get more things done than people who try to get ten things done.

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I’d rather fail than not try.

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Everyone should write. Everyone should draw. Everyone should paint. Everyone should make music and movies. Everyone should dance, run, lift. Everyone should design, code, build. Everyone should create. Until then, millions of people will die unaware of the gifts they possessed.

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Those who struggle with inspiration should just take the crappy ideas they have and make them happen. The best way to have ideas is to have ideas, and the best path to the good ideas is through the bad ones. Plus, good ideas often look crappy, and crappy ideas often look good.

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Physically manifesting an idea is a great way to find out if you really understand it. Think you know? Write it down. Think you see? Draw it. More than the words or the drawing, you'll have a list of concepts you don't understand well enough to communicate it effectively.

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If you want people to do more of something, reward them for it.

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No one cares about your idea more than you do. So, you're going to have to put in the work to make it happen.

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There's no better way to improve than performing live. Want to be funny? Go to an open mic. Want to write well? Hit publish. Want to build better? Work on a product with passionate users. It won't get much easier, but you will get better.

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