Welcome to TANQ.
WhyWhatHow‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotations.
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 WhyWhatHow.
For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:
Discipline is “the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
“And herein lies the secret of true power. Learn, by constant practice, how to husband your resources, and concentrate them at any given moment, upon a given point.”
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have at our command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
“There is more to life than just increasing its speed.”
“It is not what happens to you but the way that you interpret things that are happening to you that determines how you feel.”
“Train hard. Fight easy.”
“A child’s first act knocks over the initial brick, and the rest will follow inexorably.”
“I had fallen into the mental trap of assuming that people who were doing better than me were actually better than me. What I learned was that this was not necessarily true. They were just doing things differently, and what they had learned to do, within reason, I could learn as well.”
“There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
“The first rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
The second rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.”