Monthly Archives: February 2010

《the dip》let me think… and think deep

“A Dip is a temporary goal setback that you will overcome if you keep pushing.”

“Too often, we get stuck in a situation where quitting seems too painful, so we just stay with it, choosing not to quit because it’s easier than quitting. That choice—- to stick with it in the absence of forward progress—- is a waste. It’s a waste because of the opportunity cost—- you could be doing something far better, and far more pleasurable, with your time.”

“Quitting is difficult. Quitting requires you to acknowledge that you’re never going to be #1 in the world. At least not at this. So it’s easier just to put it off, not admit it, settle for mediocre.

What a waste.”

“If you’re considering quitting, it’s almost certainly because you’re not being successful at your current attempt at influence.”

“If you are making a decision based on how you feel at that moment, you will probably make the wrong decision.”

“Never quit something with great long-term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment.”

“Seven Reasons You Might Fail to Become the Best in the World

You run out of time (and quit).

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).”

—- Seth Godin 《the dip》