Seth Godin has some brilliant thoughts in terms of when, why, and how to “quit” the right things, in order to focus on becoming the BEST IN THE WORLD. In gist, he recommends that you eliminate those distractions (even good things) that aren’t priorities. Godin suggests that we need to be tremendously clear about differentiating between short term (emotional) quitting verses long term (strategic) quitting.
Check out some quick-hit insight from his book, The Dip, on “Seven Reasons You might Fail to Become the Best in the World.”
1. You run out of time (and quit).
2. You run out of money (and quit).
3. You get scared (and quit).
4. You’re not serious about it (and quit).
5. You lose interest or enthusiasm or settle for being mediocre (and quit).
6. You focus on short term instead of the long (and quit when the short term gets too hard).
7. You pick the wrong thing at which to be the best in the world (because you don’t have the talent).
How are you going to realign your life, if need be, in order to focus on being the BEST IN THE WORLD? What would that look like for you? What are some “simple” steps you can make to ensure you are aligning your life to quit the “right” things in your life, and not buckle under the pressure?