CHAPTER 6

Strategic Quitting

How do you find the time, money, and energy to continue moving toward your goals?

Why Strategic Quitting Matters

When I was a young boy, I was totally in love with playing chess. I was also clumsy, skinny, and somewhat pale. My parents decided that something needed to be done, so they took me to the doctor. The doctor was quick in her diagnosis that I needed to be outside in the sunshine. My father promptly took me to a playground and pointed at the monkey bar: a horizontal set of bars hanging in the air. Children were having fun moving from bar to bar. My father lifted me up and I was hanging there with white knuckles and stiff as a board. After a few seconds my father advised that if I wanted to move ahead, I had ...

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