Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How skillful are you are letting go when you need to and being persistent when you need to be?

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through persistence."
Buddhist saying

How persistent are you?

More however: do you know the difference between persistence and stubbornness or futility?

There are situations we simply need to turn off our persistence tap and move on. There are situations where we need to keep at it.

How good are you at letting go when you need to and keeping on going when you need to?

Knowing when to quit and when to keep going is a critical skill for success and it requires acute self-awareness and a deep understanding of the intentions and commitment levels of other people.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

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2 comments:

  1. Great post, Ian. I also recommend Seth Godin's excellent little book "The Dip", which is about exactly this topic. I rank it as his best book (and he's written some good ones!)

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    1. Cheers Gihan Yes The Dip one my favourites too!

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