Welcome to TANQ.
TANQ is a growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes and quotes that I come across during my life and learning. It was originally inspired by Ryan Holiday’s excellent article on “How and Why to Keep a Commonplace Book“.
As time goes by I’ll be developing TANQ to make it easier to explore, filter and share its contents right here on The Art of Living.
For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:
“Happiness is a mental habit, a mental attitude, and if it is not learned and practiced in the present it is never experienced. It cannot be made contingent upon solving some external problem. When one problem is solved, another appears to take its place. Life is a series of problems. If you are to be happy at all, you must be happy – period! Not happy “because of”.”
“Our present state of self-confidence and poise is the result of what we have “experienced” rather than what we have learned intellectually.”
“The “Success-type” personality is composed of: S-ense of direction U—nderstanding C-ourage C-harity E-steem S-elf-Confidence S-elf-Acceptance.”
“He must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But after he has defined the problem sees in his imagination the desired end result secured all the information and facts that he can then additional struggling fretting and worrying over it does not help but seems to hinder the solution.”
“Adopt the motto—”It doesn’t matter who’s right, but what’s right.”
“If we believe that attaining excellence hinges on talent, we are likely to give up if we show insufficient promise.”
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
“Whenever you find yourself avoiding something you know you should be doing, then the only thing to ask yourself is, “What’s in it for me?” Be a little greedy. It’s the best cure for laziness.”
“You must have a good time meeting people if you expect them to have a good time meeting you.”
“It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t do what I know!”