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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) - Seth Godin
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
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The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win. Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point—really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth... show more
The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win. Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point—really hard, and not much fun at all. And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you’re in a Dip—a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try. According to bestselling author Seth Godin, what really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts. Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. In fact, winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can become number one in your niche, you’ll get more than your fair share of profits, glory, and long-term security. Losers, on the other hand, fall into two basic traps. Either they fail to stick out the Dip—they get to the moment of truth and then give up—or they never even find the right Dip to conquer. Whether you’re a graphic designer, a sales rep, an athlete, or an aspiring CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you’re in a Dip that’s worthy of your time, effort, and talents. If you are, The Dip will inspire you to hang tough. If not, it will help you find the courage to quit—so you can be number one at something else. Seth Godin doesn’t claim to have all the answers. But he will teach you how to ask the right questions.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781591841661 (1591841666)
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
5.0 Short book with a big concept
This book makes a lot of good points about how and when to quit something that's not working, and how to stick with something that may be difficult and frustrating now, but will pay off down the road. I think everyone should read this, because American society has gotten obsessed with the Vince Lomb...
A Bookworm's Definitive Story
A Bookworm's Definitive Story rated it
3.0 The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Be number ONE on that ONE thing you really care about.Be GREAT at ONE thing that you're most passionate about.That's pretty much sums up The Dip :)The Pareto's Law and the long slog is the part I love most about this little book.
Something to Ponder
Something to Ponder rated it
5.0 The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Finally... Someone says that it is a winning strategy to "quit".
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