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Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work

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Find out why the happiest, most successful people have the ability both to persist and to quit.

In a culture that perceives quitting as a last resort and urges us to hang in, Mastering the Art of Quitting tackles our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on goals that have outlived their usefulness.

Bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein demonstrate that persistence alone isn't always the answer. We also need to be able to quit to get the most out of life. They reveal simple truths that apply to goal setting and achievement in all areas of life, including love, relationships, and work:

  • Quitting promotes growth and learning, as well as the ability to frame new goals.
  • Without the ability to give up, most people will end up in a discouraging loop.
  • The most satisfied people know when it's time to stop persisting and start quitting.
  • Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal can't be reached.

Featuring compelling stories of people who successfully quit, along with helpful questionnaires and goal maps to guide you on the right path, Mastering the Art of Quitting allows you to evaluate whether your goals are working for or against you, and whether you need to rechart certain aspects of your life.

When is it time to stop persisting and start quitting?

Take a moment and answer the following questions. Just thinking about the answers will give you insight into your ability to quit artfully and restart your life.

  • Do you believe that "winners never quit and quitters never win"?
  • How realistic are you when it comes to setting goals?
  • What matters more: staying the course or exploring new possibilities in life?
  • How much of your sense of self relies on other people's judgments?
  • Do you tend to hang in longer than you should, even when you're unhappy?
  • When you try something new, do you focus on the effort you have to put in or the possibility of failure?
  • Are you a procrastinator or a delayer when it comes to getting things done?
  • How much do you worry about making a mistake? Do you second-guess yourself?
  • How hard is it for you to get over a setback?

Synopsis:

Mastering the Art of Quitting explores the "myth of persistence" and the fascinating psychology of why and how we sabotage

Synopsis:

In a culture that usually defines quitting as defeat, Quitting tackles our tendency to cling to goals that have outlived their usefulness. Bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein reveal simple truths about setting and achieving goals in life, love, and work, including:

- Quitting promotes growth and learning as well as the ability to frame new goals.

- The most satisfied people know when its time to stop persisting and start quitting.

- Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal cannot be reached.

Quitting (previously published as Mastering the Art of Quitting) allows you to evaluate your goals

realistically and decide if you need to let go and start anew.

Synopsis:

In Mastering the Art of Quitting the authors show us how to let go when we need to and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. In a culture which perceives quitting as a last resort, Alan Bernstein and Peg Streep show that its an essential tool for a happy and successful life. They reveal simple truths which apply to goals in all areas of life including love, relationships, and work, including:

Quitting permits growth and learning, as well as the ability to frame new goals.

Without the ability to give up, most people will end up in a discouraging loop.

The most satisfied people know when its time to stop persisting and start quitting.

Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal cant be reached.

About the Author

Alan B. Bernstein holds MSW, CSW, and ACSW degrees, is a graduate of the Nathan Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, and has been in private practice for over thirty years. In addition to family therapy, his work has focused on life transitions and career. He is the author of The Princeton Review's Guide to Your Career and the co-author of Your Retirement, Your Way.Alan lives in New York City.

Peg Streep is the author or co-author of ten books, most recently Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738216546
Author:
Streep, Peg
Publisher:
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Author:
Bernstein, Alan
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
Business-Careers
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
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"Synopsis" by ,
Mastering the Art of Quitting explores the "myth of persistence" and the fascinating psychology of why and how we sabotage
"Synopsis" by ,
In a culture that usually defines quitting as defeat, Quitting tackles our tendency to cling to goals that have outlived their usefulness. Bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein reveal simple truths about setting and achieving goals in life, love, and work, including:

- Quitting promotes growth and learning as well as the ability to frame new goals.

- The most satisfied people know when its time to stop persisting and start quitting.

- Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal cannot be reached.

Quitting (previously published as Mastering the Art of Quitting) allows you to evaluate your goals

realistically and decide if you need to let go and start anew.

"Synopsis" by ,
In Mastering the Art of Quitting the authors show us how to let go when we need to and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. In a culture which perceives quitting as a last resort, Alan Bernstein and Peg Streep show that its an essential tool for a happy and successful life. They reveal simple truths which apply to goals in all areas of life including love, relationships, and work, including:

Quitting permits growth and learning, as well as the ability to frame new goals.

Without the ability to give up, most people will end up in a discouraging loop.

The most satisfied people know when its time to stop persisting and start quitting.

Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal cant be reached.

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