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Tag Archives: Quitting
When starting something, whether it’s an exercise routine or a new sleep schedule, or quitting something, like cigarettes or whiskey, conventional wisdom says to do it slowly. Cut back, or build up, gradually. Eat 100 less calories each day, or … Continue reading
The problem with starting any new creative endeavor is that you’re going to suck at it. Even when you become a professional, depending on your field, most of your work is still going to suck. There’s a terrible irony at … Continue reading
We talked last week about the importance of quitting. Now, not paradoxically, we should talk about when to finish. Mastery is important. It not only makes you a master of something, it teaches you how to learn and it builds … Continue reading
Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics, also runs podcast by the same name. He recently put out an episode titled “The Upside of Quitting” that was full of interesting thoughts. Full transcript here, and my favorite quote below. “A quitter never … Continue reading