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

“A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty- times on one tree and get dinner.”
“You run out of time (and quite). You run out of money (and quit). You get scared (and quit). You’re not serious about it (and quit). You lose interest or enthusiasm or settle for being mediocre (and quit). You focus on the short term instead of the long (and quit when the short term gets too hard). You pick the wrong thing at which to be the best in the world (because you don’t have the talent).
“Let’s slow down and think that thought through for a second. Quitting a job is not quitting your quest to make a living or difference of an impact. Quitting a job doesn;t have to mean giving up. A job is a tactic, a way to get to what you really want. As soon as your job hits a dead end, it make sense to quit and take your quest to a bigger marketplace - because every day you wait puts your goal further away.”