The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

By Seth Godin

The previous asserting is wrong—winners do give up, and quitters do win.

each new venture (or activity, or pastime, or corporation) starts off out interesting and enjoyable. Then it will get more durable and not more enjoyable, till it hits a low point—really difficult, and never a lot enjoyable in any respect.

after which you end up asking if the objective is even well worth the difficulty. might be you’re in a Dip—a transitority setback that would recuperate in case you hold pushing. yet probably it’s fairly a Cul-de-Sac, so that it will by no means recover, irrespective of how demanding you are attempting.

based on bestselling writer Seth Godin, what fairly units superstars except every body else is the facility to flee lifeless ends speedy, whereas staying centred and encouraged while it particularly counts.

Winners surrender quick, hand over frequently, and give up with out guilt—until they decide to beating the correct Dip for the appropriate purposes. actually, winners search out the Dip. They discover that the larger the barrier, the larger the gift for purchasing prior it. should you can turn into number 1 on your area of interest, you’ll get greater than your justifiable share of earnings, glory, and long term safety.

Losers, however, fall into simple traps. both they fail to stay out the Dip—they get to the instant of fact after which supply up—or they by no means even locate the appropriate Dip to overcome.

even if you’re a image dressmaker, a revenues rep, an athlete, or an aspiring CEO, this enjoyable little booklet may also help you determine if you’re in a Dip that’s useful of it slow, attempt, and skills. while you are, The Dip will encourage you to hold difficult. If now not, it is going to assist you locate the braveness to quit—so you will be #1 at whatever else.

Seth Godin doesn’t declare to have all of the solutions. yet he'll train you ways to invite the precise questions.

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