I haven’t read this book yet. But, I like the concept. We all get bored, tired and then avoid the heavy-lifting. If we all had a “Purpose” to our jobs, careers, tasks, the uphill battle would not be so bad because it then comes down to your character: Do you have it or are you a wanna-be? Achievers MAKE something “fun” (the challenge). Losers wait until the task makes them feel “fun” (pitcher/ catcher). Too many people today want something to turn them on, as long as it fits the person they envision themselves to be (above digging holes). Winners get excited about the challenge, any challenge. Then you graduate to picking your challenge.
The Dip is a little book about quitting. This lens tells you what you need to know before you buy a few dozen copies for everyone you know.
It’s a mind grenade, a little bit of insight that will help you see what’s causing your organization (or you) to get stuck. Here’s the official description:
The old saying is wrong-winners do quit, and quitters do win. [PS The Dip just hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.]
Every new project, job, 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.
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.