And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip: a temporary setback that you will overcome 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 best-selling 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.
©2007 Seth Godin; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
The Book wasn't horrible by any means. I was expecting a little more from it though. The whole book can be summed up in a few sentences.
Sometime it's better to quit when you know it's not going to work. But other time when it just takes hard work and perseverance sick through the slump till you make it on the other side.
That's the book. Wish I didn't get the book and someone just told me about it instead of listening to it.
If you don't have common sense enough to to know the difference between when to keep going and when to quit this book isn't going to help you.
Dear review reader, the only thing I regret is not having gotten this book sooner when i first found out about it years ago.
i stronly recommend that you just buy it my friend, don't hesitate, worst case scenario you return it ( i doubt it that you will)
After listening to books like Grit and Presence, I was expecting something more meaty. This was just a guy talking about what he thinks. Nothing to back up his claims. His examples were so brief they were not very helpful.
Just an average woman looking to better herself in order to help transform the lives of others.
Great book! This book is for those who are struggling and not sure if what they are doing is worth it. Discusses the concept of quitting in practical terms and teaches on when to quit and when to keep going.
I learned that the key to success is to be the best and not quiters. H
Those who quit can only average
This short book presents life's challenges from a unique and noteworthy perspective. To quit or not to quit, that is the question...and Seth's answer is right on target!
this book may be short but it drives home the point on when faced with a difficult decision if you should stay the course or if you should give up and focus on bigger better tasks.
This is one of those books that I will recommend to family, friends and colleagues. It changed my way of prioritizing tasks and projects, I could almost hear and feel my brain gears as I was listening to it!
Seth's reading is nothing spectacular, but it is engaging and friendly.
While I enjoyed the book it felt far more like a motivational speech than a helpful book. You can summarize the book with, "quit doing so many things which you're mediocre at and persevere at the thing you're best at." I agree with that sentiment, but the hard question is discerning what you should quit and what you should persevere through. In a book this short, it gives little practical advice on how to do this.
So it motivates you but doesn't equip you.
"Quit or not to quit?"
Good book for those with many ideas and when to let go of some or whether to pursue ahead.
"Good message but very poor value for money"
Yes, it was a message that made me think put forward in a very concise way.
Seth has one idea and instead of string it out into a long book with loads of repetition he just explains it in a clear way and that is good.
The audio book just ends suddenly. It felt that there was more to say
This book is very poor value for money. It essentially feels like two chapters from a normal book taken to make into a short (1:45) audio book. Considering normal books of this type tend to be 5-7 hours. For one credit I could even have had something like Don Quixote at 36 hours so it is very poor value for money. I listened to it in two drives to work normally I would expect something to last me a week or two.
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