18 Brilliant Life Lessons From Seth Godin

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Seth Godin, a best selling author and entrepreneur, is considered by many to be the world's greatest marketer. Here's some amazing knowledge bombs he's dropped over the years. 

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

2.) “Change almost never fails because it's too early. It almost always fails because it's too late.” 

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

4.) “An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.”

5.) “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.”

6.) “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.” 

7.) “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” 

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

9.) “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.”

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

11.) “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.”

12.) “Change isn't made by asking permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness, later.” 

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

14.) “Don't find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” 

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

16.) “People have come to the erroneous conclusion that if they’re not willing to start something separate, world-changing, and risky, they have no business starting anything. Somehow, we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that the project has to have a name, a building, and a stock ticker symbol to matter.” 

17.) “The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified and pick yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to be an entrepreneur or a freelancer, but it does mean you stand up and say, ‘I have something to say. I know how to do something. I’m doing it. If you want me to do it with you, raise your hand.” 

18.) “If you can't be remarkable, perhaps you should consider doing nothing until you can.”