“Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority of people who are able to push just a tiny bit longer than most.”
– Seth Godin
In his book, The Dip, Seth Godin teaches us about the inevitable dips in our life – when to quit and when to stick.
In any of life’s journeys, there are a lot of rewards that come early in a path. Take your first job out of college as an example. Before that, you were probably making little to no money. Now you have a steady paycheck with more money than you’ve ever had before. You’re meeting new people, you’re learning new skills. You feel empowered. You feel useful.
Then, you hit the dip. You’re given more responsibility with no pay raise. They give you the toughest project that eats up seemingly all of your free time. It’s frustrating, your performance and confidence are dipping (no pun intended). You want to quit.
Maybe you can relate?
Godin’s advice is that, when appropriate, it will be highly rewarded when we push through this dip. How?
“You have the power to change everything. To create remarkable products and services. To over-deliver. To be the best in the world.”
How dare we waste this opportunity?