This post is part of the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant series.
Today, I am still reading Saving Yourself 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 SAVING YOURSELF section from the HAPPINESS chapter.
Outside of math, physics, and chemistry, there isn’t much “settled science.” We’re still arguing over what the optimal diet is.
Any sensible diet avoids the combination of sugar and fat together.
Most fit and healthy people focus much more on what they eat than how much. Quality control is easier than (and leads to) quantity control.
The harder the workout, the easier the day.
The daily morning workout. That has been a complete game-changer.
Whenever you throw any so-called good habit at somebody, they’ll have an excuse for themselves.
Usually, the most common is “I don’t have time.”
“I don’t have time” is just another way of saying, “It’s not a priority.” What you really have to do is say whether it is a priority or not.
How you make a habit doesn’t matter. Do something every day. It almost doesn’t matter what you do.
When it comes to medicine and nutrition, subtract before you add.
World’s simplest diet: The more processed the food, the less one should consume.
If something is your number one priority, then you will do it. That’s just the way life works.
Like everything in life, if you are willing to make the short-term sacrifice, you’ll have the long-term benefit.
If you make the easy choices right now, your overall life will be a lot harder.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow, we will read MEDITATION + MENTAL HEALTH section from the HAPPINESS chapter from this great book.
Author(s): Eric Jorgenson
Part 25 of 33 in the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant book series.