Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.

โ€” Seth Godin

The most profound Seth Godin quotes to discover and learn by heart

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.

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Successful people are the ones who are breaking the rules.

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You can listen to what people say, sure.

But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.

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Seth Godin quote The only people who get paid enough, get

The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.

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Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.

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The job isn't to catch up to the status quo; the job is to invent the status quo.

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As our society gets more complex and our people get more complacent, the role of the jester is more vital than ever before. Please stop sitting around. We need you to make a ruckus.

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Seth Godin quote Don't find customers for your products,

Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.

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Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.

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Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.

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Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere.

Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results.

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Seth Godin quote Marketing is no longer about the stuff y

Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell.

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You are not your resume, you are your work.

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Social Networking that matters is helping people archive their goals.

Doing it reliably and repeatability so that over time people have an interest in helping you achieve your goals.

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Take the long way. Do the hard work, consistently and with generosity and transparency. And then you won't waste time doing it over.

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Seth Godin quote Cost isn't abstract, but value is.

Cost isn't abstract, but value is.

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About Seth Godin

Quotes 894 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Go ahead and act as if your decisions are temporary.

Because they are. Be bold, make mistakes, learn a lesson, and fix what doesn't work. No sweat, no need to hyperventilate.

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My best advice: win little battles. Get in the habit of winning, of shipping, of having customers that can't live without you. Once you've demonstrated you know how to do the art, then go after the windmills.

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If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we're going to do important work

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Seth Godin quote Change almost never fails because it's t

Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.

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Piracy is not the problem, obscurity is.

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Most of your competition spend their days looking forward to those rare moments when everything goes right. Imagine how much leverage you have if you spend your time maximizing those common moments when it doesn't.

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You have to find a group that really desperately cares about what it is you have to say. Talk to them. They have something I call otaku. It's a great Japanese word. It describes the desire of someone who's obsessed to, say, drive across Tokyo to try a new Ramen noodle place 'cause that's what they do, they get obsessed with it.

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Seth Godin quote How dare you settle for less when the wo

How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?

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The only thing worse than starting something and failing... is not starting something.

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Finding new ways, more clever ways to interrupt people doesn't work.

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Life is like skiing. Just like skiing, the goal is not to get to the bottom of the hill. It's to have a bunch of good runs before the sun sets.

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Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.

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The industrial age brought compliance and compliance brought fear and fear brought us mediocrity.

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If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

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When in doubt, tell yourself the truth.

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When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we're much more likely to actually create value.

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I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.

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Things that look like shortcuts are actually detours (disguised as less work).

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Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.

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Make something happen today, before you go home, before the end of the week.

Launch that idea, post that post, run that ad, call that customer. Go the edge, that edge you've been holding back from... and do it today. Without waiting for the committee or your boss or the market. Just go.

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Choices lead to habits. Habits become talents. Talents are labeled gifts. Youโ€™re not born this way, you get this way.

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Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get lucky.

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Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them.

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There's a huge difference between being a replaceable cog on the assembly line and being the one who is missed, the one with a unique contribution, the one who made a difference.

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I don't think we have any choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe is possible.

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Good marketers tell a story.

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Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy.

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How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?

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Make a decision. It doesn't have to be a wise decision or a perfect one. Just make one.

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Loving what you do is almost as important as doing what you love, especially if you need to make a living at it.

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Instead of working so hard to prove the skeptics wrong, it makes a lot more sense to delight the true believers. They deserve it, after all, and they're the ones that are going to spread the word for you.

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People don't believe what you tell them.

They rarely believe what you show them. They often believe what their friends tell them. They always believe what they tell themselves.

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Make enough mole hills, and eventually you will build a mountain.

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Anyone who says failure is not an option has also ruled out innovation.

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If it were any other way, it would be easy.

And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.

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The problem with taking offense is that it's really hard to figure out what to do with it after you're done using it. Better to just leave it on the table and walk away. Umbrage untaken quietly disappears.

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There's a big difference between not settling and not starting.

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Just because the tide is out, doesn't mean there is less water in the ocean.

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The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal.

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