The idea of “winners never quit, and quitters never win” can mislead you sometimes. The thing is, winners never quit in the important things. But they do quit (sometimes often) from the things that hinder them.
How do you know when it’s time to quit? And how do you know whether to keep going on?
Sometimes we feel like anything less than a huge success is not worth the effort. And if we don’t make it big, we shouldn’t even try at all.
But sometimes when you go big, you lose the opportunity to do the things that you set out to do in the first place. Be it in business or in your career, you don’t always have to go big or go home.
The trajectory of our life is made up of the decisions we make daily. Some decisions are inconsequential, like the outfit we choose to wear on a particular day. Others might have a greater impact on our lives, like the universities we go to or the jobs we accept.
But regardless of what decisions we finally make, the voice that accompanies us daily won’t fail to torment us with never-ending ‘what-if’ questions.
How can we deal with them?
Fear of catching an infectious virus, even if it’s not that deadly. Fear of missing out. Fear of… well, most of the time it short-circuits our brains and leads us to fear death itself.
It’s amazing what fear can do to people. But we can choose to do the opposite instead.
Think of ‘craftsmanship’, and you may think of everything that our modern economy is not. We value speed and efficiency in the 21st century. But craftsmanship reminds you of a lone wolf working slowly fussing over little details.
However, can’t craftsmanship exist within modernity?