“The challenges you face are not there to destroy you; they are there to redirect you to the path that’s right for you.”
“Regardless of what is going on, something can be done, and the next move is yours.”
“Everyone is one blood test, stress test, x-ray, or serious accident away from a life-changing moment. There’s no good reason to put off becoming the person you want to be.”
“When you don’t know the facts, the tendency is to imagine the worst—things you fear will happen—and then you make assumptions based on your imagination. Those assumptions are almost always wrong. Quit imagining and reacting to what you don’t know.”
“You can’t just want, hope, or wish for luck to show up. You must actively throw yourself in luck’s path.”
“’Someday I will, or someday I’m going to’ are the cries of the residents of Someday Isle. Never in history has a situation improved on its own while people sat basking in the sun, doing nothing on Someday Isle.”
“Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget how to live.”
Should I hang on or should I let go? That is a tough question that everyone must answer at some point in time. Making the wrong choice could be disastrous.
For instance, if you are rappelling a mountain, you must hang on tothe rope with all your strength to make progress. Letting go would be catastrophic. However, if you are waterskiing and you lose your balance, if you don’t let go of the rope, the water will beat you to death.
How do you know when to hang on or when to let go of your personal or professional dream? Your answer should contain equal doses of faith and reason. You first must have faith you are pursuing the right thing. Then, it must pass the reasonable test.
To accurately decide whether to hang on or let go, you need at least one trusted advisor to help you think it through. Your advisors can make or break you. Many people ask friends for advice, but close friends typically are not great advisors. The best advisors are people with more experience than you who will tell you the truth from their perspective, even if it hurts your feelings. Without bias, they will either confirm your faith to hang on or provide a practical reason for you to let go.
Understanding whether to hang on or let go is a valuable lesson you will learn inQuit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky. This book provides you the opportunity to eavesdrop on a mentor’s advice about how to discern between hanging on and letting go so that you can become the person you want to be.
Quit Drifting is an engaging story based on a lifetime of experiences and observations. Marshall Goldsmith describes it as “A wonderful fable that teaches how to achieve success and how to share your wisdom with others.”
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“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.” – Unknown
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Henry Van Dyke
“When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.” – Old Indian saying
“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Alexander Graham Bell