This post is part of the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant series.
Today, I am still reading Every Desire Is a Chosen Unhappiness section of the HAPPINESS chapter from the book, The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness written by Author, Jack Butcher.
Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with. These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn.
So what are these skills, and how do we learn them? What are the principles that should guide our efforts? What does progress really look like?
The Book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness is a collection of Naval’s wisdom and experience from the last ten years, shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews and poignant reflections.
Yesterday, I started reading Happiness Is a Choice section from the HAPPINESS chapter.
Every Desire Is a Chosen Unhappiness
Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.
Success Does Not Earn Happiness
Happiness is being satisfied with what you have. Success comes from dissatisfaction. Choose.
“All of man’s troubles arise because he cannot sit in a room quietly by himself.” — Blaise Pascal.
If you could just sit for thirty minutes and be happy, you are successful. That is a very powerful place to be, but very few of us get there.
Peace is happiness at rest, and happiness is peace in motion.
- Today, the way we think you get peace is by resolving all your external problems. But there are unlimited external problems. The only way to actually get peace on the inside is by giving up this idea of problems.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow, we will read the Envy Is the Enemy of Happiness section from the HAPPINESS chapter from this great book.
Author(s): Eric Jorgenson
Part 19 of 33 in the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant book series.