30 Transcending Seth Godin Quotes

Seth Godin is an author and entrepreneur from New York. He began his prestigious career by creating the Yoyodyne company, which used creative market campaigns to draw business in for companies. He then went on to write amazing books on alternative marketing. Here are some of his most memorable quotes.

“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”

“Art is what we call…the thing an artist does.”

“At the age of four, you were an artist. And at seven, you were a poet.”


“Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.”

“Change isn’t made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.”

“Dig your well before you’re thirsty.”

“How can I create something that critics will criticize?”

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

“I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance.”

“I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.”

“I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.”

“If failure is not an option, then neither is success.”

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

“If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.”

“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.”

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

“Life is a buzzer box. Poke it.”

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

“Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.”

“My blogging life is basically goalless. I like the zen nature of that, and paradoxically, it improves results.”

“One reason I encourage people to blog is that the act of doing it stretches your available vocabulary and hones a new voice.”

“Permission marketing is marketing without interruptions.”

“Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers.”

“Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.”

“Soon is not as good as now.”

“The best the timid can hope for is to be unnoticed. Criticism comes to those who stand out.”

“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.”

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

“You are not your resume, you are your work.”


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