Welcome to TANQ.

FASTER TO MASTER‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotes.

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 FASTER TO MASTER.

For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:

Latest Entries

“A change imposed is a change opposed.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Move with the cheese and enjoy it!”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Change, Life, Productivity, Mindset

“The fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly – then you can let go and quickly move on.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

Random Entries

“Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.”

— Dr. Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.”

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Life is like being at the dentist. You always think that the worst is still to come, and yet it is over already.

— Otto von Bismarck

“You are writing primarily to please yourself, and if you go about it with enjoyment you will also entertain the readers who are worth writing for.”

— William Zinsser, On Writing Well

“Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive abilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.”

— Cal Newport, Deep Work