Monday, April 7, 2014

Book Review: The Dip by Seth Godin

Some thoughts after reading The Dip: A Little Book that Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin.

What I Liked:  I liked the message.  The idea that quitters never win is true in some sense, but I liked that Godin helps us realize that we often are stuck doing things that are getting us nowhere and accomplishing little.  We should have the freedom to quit those things.
I liked that this was a short book.  (The subtitle even references it being "little".)  He had one thing to say, and he said it clearly and concisely.

What I Didn't Like: Nothing to dislike here.

Good Quotes:  "Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time."
"Quit the wrong stuff. Stick with the right stuff. Have the guts to do one or the other."
"Never quit something with great long term potential just because you can't deal with the stress of the moment."
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try."

My 2014 "You Should Read This" Ranking:
1. Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll
2. The Dip by Seth Godin
3.  Stranger on the Road to Emmaus by John Cross
4. Manage Your Day to Day by Jocelyn Glei

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