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So I finished a book while waiting in the book store …

Alright i’m such a geek. While waiting for a friend at Fully Booked at the Bonifacio High Street, I was actually able to finish Seth Godin’s The Dip lying around the third floor business section.

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The Dip, a book I fondly call “the little book that quit” is a short (80 pages!) and tiny little number that talks about knowing when to quit. The Dip also comes with some famous doodles from Hugh McLeod.

The old saying is wrong-winners do quit, and quitters do win. [PS The Dip just hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.]

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point-really hard, and not much fun at all.

And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you’re in a Dip-a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

What really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts.

This is my new book recommendation for the month as it talks about the art of quitting. It also pays close attention to quitting jobs and moving to something more productive to help you become more remarkable as a human being. Short story is, if you don’t feel remarkable with your current job, then quit.

I recommend The Dip because not only is it informative, it is also affordable and easy to read. You can finish the book in an hour or less.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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