4 Inspiring Life Lessons From Kamal Ravikant

Finally, the moment had come. I’d been angling for this for months…

It began with emails. Then, weekly text messages. We’d got it on the calendar a few times, but one thing after another cropped up.

Inspiring Life Lessons from Kamal Ravikant

On our call, I felt on the back front from the get-go. I didn’t feel equal. I didn’t feel like we were on the same level. I felt fucking nervous. I have a sense I let this known.

1: People Who Ask Broad Questions Get Broad Answers

This was one of the first things he said to me.

“Dude, you have to ask better questions.”

I always thought I did. I had interviewed a lot of people. I thought I was, at worse, okay at asking them. But there I was, swotted to the floor like a moth.

2: Other People Do No Matter

“Don’t give a fuck about anyone else,” he said. “What they say to you, what they think… it doesn’t matter; they don’t matter.”

3: Effort, NOT Outcome

“If there is one lesson I’ve learned from failure and success, it’s this. I am not the outcome. I am never the result. I am only the effort.”

  • or got rejected by that guy/gal?
  • or the [fill in blank] didn’t quite happen?

4: Fear is a Natural State.

Toward the end of our call, the subject turned to fear.

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Our call overan. By the time we finished, it was way past my bedtime.

  • Other people, and their opinions, do not matter.
  • You do not control the outcome, only the effort you put forward.
  • Fear is a natural state, and you will always (ALWAYS) feel it.
  • Accepting fear, for what it is…
  • Overcoming external chatter, accepting it for what it isn’t…

… and asking specific questions that do not reside on the surface.

What does all this lead to? I have no idea. But seen as Kamal wrote a few books about self love and self acceptance, maybe that offers a hint to where this wisdom journeys toward.



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