To quote the iconic band the Clash “should I stay or should I go?, if I go there will be trouble and if I stay it will be double”
We all know it even though it may presently be unnamed
But “it’s complicated”
It is complicated because it isn’t so simple
We need to be very honest with ourselves
As Seth Godin points out, iconic quotes such as “once you learn to quit it becomes a habit” from Vince Lombardi Mislead us
Because there is this thing that Steve Pressfield coined the resistance, that try’s to dissuade us from doing our best work. The work we need to not quit.
Turns out that we need to develop calmness
We need to develop a means to view every project, every job, every endeavor from outside and determine if the struggle we are feeling is worth the pain and emotional energy
What is this thing about?
Turns out learning what to quit and getting really good at quitting is a great thing
If it’s something worth the struggle then we endure the DIP
If not we move on