Seth Godin Quotes for Life and Business:
Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.
The tragedy is that society (your school, your boss, your government, your family) keeps drumming the genius part out. The problem is that our culture has engaged in a Faustian bargain, in which we trade our genius and artistry for apparent stability.
I think the reason why I’m the person I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.
Treasure what it means to do a day’s work. It’s our one and only chance to do something productive today, and it’s certainly not available to someone merely because he is the high bidder. A day’s work is your chance to do art, to create a gift, to do something that matters. As your work gets better and your art becomes more important, competition for your gifts will increase and you’ll discover that you can be choosier about whom you give them to.
A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.
The people who are the best in the world specialize at getting really good at the questions they don’t know.
A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner.
If failure is not an option, then neither is success.
Learning is not done to you, it is something you choose to do.
Life’s too short” is repeated often enough to be a cliche, but this time it’s true. You don’t have enough time to be both unhappy and mediocre. It’s not just pointless, it’s painful. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
"Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person."
Best Quotes of Seth Godin For Life, Change and Business:
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way, and not starting.
Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone. When your uncomfortable actions lead to success, the organization rewards you and brings you back for more.
In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it.
I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.
How was your day? If your answer was “fine,” then I don’t think you were leading.
If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you’ll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job.
Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.
If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.
Leadership, on the other hand, is about creating change you believe in.
Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.
Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur and a public speaker. He is best known for his books Free Prize Inside, Purple Cow, The Dip and Linchpin. Forbes named Free Prize Inside as the Business Book of the Year in 2004. The Dip featured in Business Week and New York Times bestseller list. Linchpin was one among Business Week’s “20 of the Best Books by the most Influential Thinkers in Business”.
He was the founder of Yoyodyne, an internet marketing company which was acquired by Yahoo! He also founded Squidoo, a revenue-sharing article-writing site which he sold to HubPages.
In 2009, Godin’s blog was named one among Time 25 best blogs of 2009. Currently, he is the owner and the host of the podcast named Akimbo.