The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin

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Read The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) Online Free - The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win.

Every new project (or job, or 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.

According to bestselling author Seth Godin, 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.

Seth Godin doesn’t claim to have all the answers. But he will teach you how to ask the right questions.

Title : The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
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ISBN : 1591841666
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 80 pages


Daniel rated it ★★★☆☆

May 07, 2008

It's all pretty obvious, but I saw a copy of this 80-page book lying around at work and figured that I could use something to read in the gym. The main point doesn't even need that much space to get across: persistence is overrated; if one doesn't expect long-term success in something (be it a ca...

Lia rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 13, 2011

This is a short book. Despite being short, it is very repetitive. It also advocates the philosophy that nothing is worth doing if you're not going to be #1, which is a philosophy I disagree with. However, I did find the basic concepts of this book to be interesting, even helpful. So, here's the n...

Obied rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

كتاب جيد لا بأس به يركز على فكرة الانسحاب من المجال والمقصود بالمجال كل ما يخطر على بالك ( مشروع - وظيفة - اختصاص تدرسه - رياضة تمارسها ... ) يحاول أن يورد صور من هنا وهناك ليوضح أن الانسحاب ليس هزيمة دائما بل قد يكون خيار رابح المهم الحكمة في اتخاذ القرار ومتى يكون وأن يكون مخطط له بعض ما ورد في ا...

Gene rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2008

I'm a fan of simple and this book is simple. The message is clear: Being the Best in the World is Seriously Underrated The Dip refers to "the long slog between starting and mastery." Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority who are able to get through The Dip by persisting longer than mos...

Anu rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 01, 2007

Read the book in an hour while waiting out rush hour traffic at the bookstore. While it wasn't a complete waste of time for me (I actually needed to hear some of the things Godin says in the book), the book definitely repeats the same message over and over again, sometimes using the exact same wo...

Abo rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2016


Yaz rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2012

Notes I took: The Dip. - "Zipf's law" (1st place an 2nd place aren't exactly very close in winnings) • Being the very best matters - since everyone is looking for the very best, the reward for it is enormous! - only a few spots up there.. • Each individual's "best in the world" is different depending...

Fotooh rated it ★★★☆☆

October 15, 2016

I loved it! It's about how not to talk yourself into quitting your (work ,relationship, project, ..etc) just cuz it hurts or cuz you can't deal with the stress of the moment and taking the Quit as an intelligent strategic decision to give up the called dead-end situations, something with poor lon...

Yousif rated it ★★★☆☆

September 08, 2017

A short book (80 pages) that addresses a crucial question: when to quit? Quitting may seem a "shame" thing to do but not always. In fact, quitting is often a very strategic choice. Although the book is just 80 pages, it should be less I believe as the central core idea was repeated several times...

Tricia rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2010

Weirdly enough, this is the first Seth Godin book I've read although he's a marketing guru and I, well you know, work in marketing. I put this succinct book on hold from the library because I thought the title and subtitle were provocative. Hmm, what could it mean? Obviously something I needed to...

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