Rather than looking down at the ground and seeing the grass color, I think the more important thing is looking up and knowing where your North Star is to help guide you.Ben Vollmar
- The way we’ve always done it is not always the way we should always do it.
- Some of the choices we make on a regular basis are unhealthy and unhelpful.
- Quitting is most difficult when we equate our work with our worth.
- Sometimes we need to quit something in order to make room for something more important.
- Quitting isn’t always the easy way out, and it can often be the hard way in.
- The sum of who we are is not composed exclusively of what we do.
- Persistence may be the final ingredient of success, but the first and most essential ingredient is perspective.
- Nothing worth quitting is worth continuing simply because we’ve “already come this far.”
- Create a weekly rhythm of reflection when you ask the questions, “Is it working?” and “Do I still believe in it?”
- Engage in the following mind exercise: “What would I do if I quit my job?”
- Before quitting something, consider whether the decision is mature or premature and whether the choice reflects courage or cowardice.
- “A hallmark of wisdom is knowing when to grit and when to quit.” – Adam Grant
Break The Rules
Sometimes living an extraordinary life requires us to make choices that aren’t quite normal. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and saxophonist Mike Williams discuss creativity, career changes, and walking the line between faith and wisdom.
Honor Your Commitments
Each and every one of us have made a promise that we couldn't keep. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello offer their insights on how to do what we say we will do and how to honorably call it quits.
Practice Saying No
Did you know that the world’s best poker players fold more than 80% of their hands? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania discuss an important practice of successful leaders: choosing to decline most opportunities so that they are free to invest in the truly great ones.