This post is part of the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant series.
Today, I am still reading Choosing to Build 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 finished reading MEDITATION + MENTAL HEALTH section from the HAPPINESS chapter.
Choosing to Build Yourself
The greatest superpower is the ability to change yourself.
Naval Ravikant described:
I started realizing it’s all about habits. At any given time, I’m either trying to pick up a good habit or discard a previous bad habit. It takes time.
This following routine taught me the power of habits.
This came to light for me when my trainer gave me a routine to do every single day. I had never worked out every single day before.
It’s a light workout. It’s not tough on your body, but I did this workout every single day. I realized the incredible, astonishing transformation it had on me both physically and mentally.
To have peace of mind, you have to have peace of body first.
When you really want to change, you just change. But most of us don’t really want to change—we don’t want to go through the pain just yet.
You should always be internally ready for a complete change. — Jiddu Krishnamurti
At least recognize it, be aware of it, and give yourself a smaller change you can actually carry out.
Impatience with actions, patience with results.
Inspiration is perishable. When you have inspiration, act on it right then and there.
Anything you have to do, just get it done. Why wait? You’re not getting any younger. Your life is slipping away. You don’t want to spend it waiting in line. You don’t want to spend it travelling back and forth.
You don’t want to spend it doing things you know ultimately aren’t part of your mission.
That’s it for today. Tomorrow, we will read Choosing to Grow Yourself section from the HAPPINESS chapter from this great book.
Author(s): Eric Jorgenson
Part 28 of 33 in the 📖 The Almanack of Naval Ravikant book series.