Was contemplating life while I'm on a break....with a sudden abundance of "free" time, uninterupted by calls from managers/colleagues, I have the time of the world to contemplate life.
Its been a while since I've read the monthly digest called Accounting & Business, delivered to my doorstep. For April 2007 issue, they had written a review of a book entitled "The Dip" by Seth Godin.
The book tells you when its the right time to quit....and when to keep going on. The book contain the following quotes :
1) "Extraodinary benefits accrue to the tiny majority of people who are able to push just a tiny bit longer than most", but "Extraordinary benefits also accrue to the tiny majority with the guts to quit early and refocus their efforts on something new"
2)Godin, the writer is the enemy of muddling through, making do , and coping. It should make you think, if I can't do the best here, I should move on to something that I can make a success of?
3)Godin further comes up with the theory : "To do ordinary, blameless work, work that's beyond reproach. When faced with the dip most people "suck it up" and try to average their way to success. Which is precisely why so few people end up the best in the world....The problem with coping, is that it never leads to exceptional performance!" If the best you can do is coping, you are better off quitting!
Well...that gave a clear view of my life at the moment.....so I need to look carefully and see whether I'm coping or moving up as I should be ?
We'll see soon!