3 benefits of getting through the Dip

‘Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.’  Napoleon Hill

Okay, so I ended the last blog post by making the controversial statement that the Dip is your friend. Today I’d like to outline three benefits of keeping going on your legacy project while in the Dip:

 1. The Dip insulates you against competition. The harder and longer the Dip, the fewer people you will have to compete with by the time you complete your legacy project. It is human nature to quit when things are tough, but it is because of this very fact that there is scarcity in what you are trying to achieve. Getting to the other side of the Dip therefore ensures your legacy project will get a large amount of the available resources, because there will be very few other projects like it.

 2. The Dip ensures your legacy project will be a success. At the other end of the Dip, people are finally taking notice of your legacy project, and giving it the attention it deserves. It is while you are in the Dip that they are ignoring you. Just get through the Dip and let the good days roll.

3. The Dip makes your story inspirational. It is not only through what your particular legacy project is that you are creating legacy. The hardships you’ve had to endure while completing the legacy project make the fact that you got through them even more awe-inspiring. Get through your Dip, and inspire others to get through theirs.

The time is now.

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Alexa Ispas

I am a social entrepreneur, blogger, and talent scout, interested in helping people who want to create legacy. I have recently completed my PhD thesis in social psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and am originally from Romania. I am writing a daily blog on creating legacy, which you can find at www.alexaispas.com