When to Quit?

Often times it takes a failure, in order to succeed. Sometimes it takes 5,127. Consider this quote,

“There are countless times an inventor can give up on an idea. By the time I made my 15th prototype, my third child was born. By 2,627, my wife and I were really counting our pennies. By 3,727, my wife was giving art lessons for some extra cash. These were tough times, but each failure brought me closer to solving the problem.”

It took 15 years to bring the DC01 vacuum cleaner to market in 1993, launching Sir James Dyson’s vision and company into reality. In 2015 his net worth was over $5 billion.

There are times when you should quit, and times when you should stay the course. Knowing the difference makes all the difference. The Dip, by Seth Godin, teaches you when to quit.


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