I’m Quitting & Moving On

Anything worth achieving in life has a dip, Seth Godin, writer of The Dip explains how to quit.  There are two types of quitting says Seth. Strategic quitting and reactive quitting. Successful people are persons who strategically quit things in life. Making a conscious decision to take out what isn’t serving them and get out early. Reactive quitters tend to stay longer and quit in a moment of panic. By overwhelming circumstances or acute emotions.  Do you remember the infamous Vance Lombardy quote? Most likely found in a grade school classroom, written in Ariel font, pictured with a runner crossing the finish line,

  “Quitters never win, and winners never quit”.
– Vance Lombardy

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That’s a terrible saying because winners quit all the time. Winners know when to strategically quit and they know when to stick through things.

If it’s worth doing there’s going to be dip.

Anything worth having will have a low. Hint, The Dip.  The book is named after it. Imagine drawing a line on a piece of paper and dipping down before you rise the pen stroke up. It isn’t intentional and almost inevitable. The book describes the dip as the meeting of beginners luck and real accomplishment. He also writes about how almost everything in life is controlled by the dip. Seth’s book has a way of bringing a new perspective to your lives paths the more you read.

 He helps you gain insight of your successes and failures. Helping you see the formula to real success and the pit falls of reactive choices.  You make decision every day. If you are past your dip and have not found success you might need to strategically quit or re-evaluate. You very well could be at a dead end. Dead ends can be found in a job, a relationship, or friendships anywhere a dip can be. It is good to always re-evaluate your choices and make necessary changes when they don’t align with your goals, growth & happiness. 


“A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner.”
― Seth Godin, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit



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“Never quit something with great long-term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment.”
― Seth Godin, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit

5 Step Rule

  1. Have a goal
  2. Have a decisive & finite plan
  3. Have faith
  4. Be persistent
  5. If you’re going to be dumb, you have got to be tough

” If you’re going to be dumb, you have got to be tough”

-5 Step Rule

Greg Everett Building True Mental, Physical & Emotional Toughness.

1 Comment

  1. Making a conscious decision to take out what isn’t serving them and get out early. Reactive quitters tend to stay longer and quit in a moment of panic. By overwhelming circumstances or acute emotions. A good reminder of quitting or staying. Good things to put in prospective.

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