Find out why the
happiest, most successful people have the ability both to persist and to quit.
In a culture that perceives quitting as a last resort and
urges us to hang in, Mastering the Art of
Quitting tackles our tendencies to over-analyze, ruminate, and put a
positive spin on goals that have outlived their usefulness.
Bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan
Bernstein demonstrate that persistence alone isn’t always the answer. We also
need to be able to quit to get the most out of life. They reveal simple truths
that apply to goal setting and achievement in all areas of life, including
love, relationships, and work:
• Quitting promotes growth and learning, as well
as the ability to frame new goal
• Without the ability to give up, most people will
end up in a discouraging loop.
• The most satisfied people know when it's time to
stop persisting and start quitting.
• Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a
goal can’t be reached.
Featuring compelling stories of people who successfully
quit, along with helpful questionnaires and goal maps to guide you on the right
path, Mastering the Art of Quitting
allows you to evaluate whether your goals are working for or against you, and
whether you need to re-chart certain aspects of your life.
When is it time to
stop persisting and start quitting?
Take a moment and answer the following questions. Just
thinking about the answers will give you insight into your ability to quit
artfully and restart your life.
• Do you believe that “winners never quit and
quitters never win?” Download and start listening now!
• How realistic are you when it comes to setting
• What matters more: staying the course or exploring
new possibilities in life?
• How much of your sense of self relies on other
• Do you tend to hang in longer than you should,
even when you’re unhappy?
• When you try something new, do you focus on the
effort you have to put in or the possibility of failure?
• Are you a procrastinator or a delayer when it
comes to getting things done?
• How much do you worry about making a mistake? Do
you second-guess yourself?
• How hard is it for you to get over a setback?