Quick Quotes Weekly | The Never Happened Edition

Every day, I steal (I mean share… yeah! Share!) my favorite quotes from my weekly reading over at SmarterThanIAm.com. To spice things up, I plan to share my five favorites here each week, all year long! Be sure to click the links and read the full posts, these are smart people saying really smart things.


Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither. - Seth Godin

Most people are searching for a path to success that is both easy and certain. Most paths are neither.

Seth Godin


Over the past 10 years, technological advances dramatically lowered the financial bar for starting a new company, but the courage bar for building a great company remains as high as it has ever been.

Ben Horowitz <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


Get to know your “delete” key. It is in a three way tie for the best productivity tool ever with the Trash Can and the word “No”.

Patrick Rhone (From Keeping It Straight) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff! (Affiliate Link)


Your problem is not distraction, your problem is care.

Merlin Mann


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain (From David Allen’s Getting Things Done) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff! (Affiliate Link)


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8 Responses to Quick Quotes Weekly | The Never Happened Edition

    • You have no idea how sadly excited it makes my geeky self to be incorporated into a Mann quote :)

      I hadn’t quite heard that one. Felt like the Google Pac Man of Social Media this week. Feel like I killed a good amount of people’s productivity. Although amusingly enough, massively productive week for me. 

      Finally seeing a 2 year in the making project go live next week!

  1. Loving the Mark Twain quote. It used to alarm me how many problems I was making up in my head when I first became conscious of it.

    But then later I realized – it’s okay. Those are things I can just go ahead and stop thinking about!

    • Yeah, that’s a skill I still don’t possess. Tough to always get perspective on the nonsense that my mind likes to torment me with. May need to put that quote on a wall somewhere or on a baseball bat that I repeatedly hit myself upside the head with :)

      Stop thinking about stupid things… I should try that sometime…

    • I’m embarrassed to admit it, of the 22 posts I have queued up, only 4 are women (one of them is kind of sketchy and sighs a lot). Do more than yell at me, tip me off to some savvy quotable ladies!

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