Seth Godin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old seth godin quotes, seth godin sayings, and seth godin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The thing about goals is that living without them is a lot more fun, in the short run. It seems to me, though, that the people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact those people have goals.     

Seth Godin

Just saying yes because you can't bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.     

Seth Godin

Transparency in the traditional school might destroy it.     

Seth Godin

Habits are where our lives and careers and bodies are made.     

Seth Godin

It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. Stop settling for what's good enough and start creating art that matters.     

Seth Godin

Initiative is the privilege of picking yourself.     

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Initiating is really and truly difficult, and that's what leaders do. They see something others are ignoring and they jump on it.     

Seth Godin

The librarian isn't a clerk who happens to work in a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a teacher. The librarian is the interface between reams of data and the untrained but motivated user.     

Seth Godin

It's human nature to quit when it hurts. But it's that reflex that creates scarcity.     

Seth Godin

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.     

Seth Godin

It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle.     

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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.     

Seth Godin

It's never too late to start heading in the right direction.     

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The way to get unstuck is to start down the wrong path, right now.     

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Blaming the system is soothing because it lets you off the hook. But when the system is broken, we wonder why you were relying in the system in the first place.     

Seth Godin

Ordinary thinking and ordinary effort are almost never enough to generate leadership.     

Seth Godin

Deadlines have a lousy name. Call them live-lines instead. That´s what they are.     

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It takes three years to be an overnight success, sometimes more.     

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If it's worth listening to, it's worth questioning until you understand it.     

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Remarkable visions and genuine insights are always met with resistance.     

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Remarkable work often comes from making choices when everyone else feels as though there is no choice.     

Seth Godin

We have little choice but to move beyond quality and seek remarkable, connected, and new. Remarkable, as you've already figured out, demands initiative.     

Seth Godin

The danger of the web is that you can go from idea to public announcement in under ten minutes.     

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Viewing the web as a platform for generosity is very different than seeing an opportunity to turn it into an ATM machine.     

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A dialogue leads to connection, which leads to trust which leads to engagement.     

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It takes confidence and guts to intentionally create tension.     

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Life is a buzzer box. Poke it.     

Seth Godin

The sooner we realize that the world has changed, the sooner we can accept it and make something of what we've got. Whining isn't a scalable solution.     

Seth Godin

Sooner or later, many idealists transform themselves into disheartened realists who mistakenly believe that giving up is the same thing as being realistic.     

Seth Godin

The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way.     

Seth Godin