‘A dead-end street is a good place to turn around.’ Naomi Judd
1. The cul-de-sac leads nowhere. You have very little to gain by staying in a cul-de-sac. The people you are trying to influence aren’t listening, and you have tried all possible routes. Things just aren’t moving forward. If you are in that situation, the smart thing to do is to quit. Go for a Dip.
2. Staying in a cul-de-sac is a bad strategic decision. Every day you stay in a cul-de-sac you are getting better at something that isn’t that useful. This means you are another day behind others who are learning something useful. Don’t let pride get the better of you. Accept that the time you have invested in the cul-de-sac hasn’t paid off, cut your losses, and find yourself a nice big Dip that you can conquer.
3. Staying in a cul-de-sac drains resources from dealing with a Dip. Quitting the projects that don’t go anywhere is essential if you want to be able to complete those that will help you create legacy. You want to create legacy, don’t you? Then learn to use quitting as a strategic decision, quit your current cul-de-sac, and preserve your resources for getting through the Dip.
The time is now.
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