Is Malcolm Gladwell losing sleep at the release of Seth Godin's latest book and blog? I doubt it. He's likely pleased that his well-known principle is alive and well and being applied to another specific instance. Personally, I am also quite pleased that my "skinny-book" concept discussed in Learning For Profit is also being displayed once again. The term relates to books that are void of fat, fluff and filler material. These books tend to be skinny, smaller than most and filled with real meat, the undiluted message that the author wishes to convey without all of the fluff that tends to quickly fatten most books. The reader receives the intended message faster and more clearly.
"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" says Seth Godin in his new book, The Dip. He is right-on. Winners in life persist, refusing to quit until they win! Like the famous inventor Thomas Edison, winners know that every setback brings them one step closer to their ultimate success. Winners know that if they persist long enough, they will ultimately succeed. Willie Jolley, in his book A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, teaches how we can surely comeback from the challenges and setbacks that life throws at us. What's the Dip? Dips are simply a part of life, defining moments of our character. Dips may be viewed as either traps or liberators, depending upon your attitude.
Dips or setbacks, they too shall pass! Whether you get stuck in those ruts or you leap out of them with even greater determination remains your choice. The value of your goals, your focus and your level of persistence will drive your ability to get through every setback.