It’s so interesting, that I saw this share from Mark Traphagen over on the-other-social-network-that-will-sadly-survive-why-can’t-it-be-the-other-way-around. I’ve been thinking about how to bring up this point after listening to a lot of The Sniper Mind by David Amerland on Audible. It’s even a topic that I’ve written about on my personal blog back in 2014: https://www.chipspersonallog.com/what-do-you-really-want/. I even wrote about my own professional struggles on our dental blog in early 2016: https://www.smilesbypayet.com/2015/01/smiles-payet-family-dentistry-turns-15/
It’s usually true that success requires a lot of struggle in the early stages of any business or endeavor. Very few people get lucky enough to make it right away, and it usually involves stretching oneself to learn new skills, whether technological, social, interpersonal, etc.
That stretching to learn new skills is a lot of what’s in The Sniper Mind. Yes, everything in the book is valuable and should be considered important for people wanting to start a business, non-profit, etc. The one thing that I didn’t hear in the book though (and maybe it’s there, but there’s still about 2 hours of listening to go and I haven’t gotten to it), or in almost any other book, is about when to quit. When to know that it’s time to hang it up.
David…..any thoughts on that? Did snipers offer insights on when to know to quit? Everything I’ve read/listened to so far is about doing things that others wouldn’t have attempted or given up on too easily, but it doesn’t work that way every time.