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Mastering the art of quitting : why it matters in life, love, and work, Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein

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Mastering the art of quitting : why it matters in life, love, and work
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Mastering the art of quitting
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why it matters in life, love, and work
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Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein
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eng
Summary
  • "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 it's 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 it's time to stop persisting and start quitting. Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal can't be reached. "--
  • "On the face of it, Mastering the Art of Quitting sets forth what seems a contrarian proposition: that knowing how and when to quit isn't just a vital skill for living the most satisfying life but one that actually needs to be consciously learned and cultivated and is a necessary balance to our propensity to hang in and hang on, no matter what. Based in the most recent science, this book offers relief and a plan for all those people stuck in the discouraging loop of personal or professional dissatisfaction who can't summon up the skill or the mindset to figure out how to fix it. It tackles all the habits of mind--our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, get caught up in "what ifs," and generally put a too-positive spin on things--which we believe show we're "thinking things through" when all we're doing is setting up roadblocks to moving on. Mastering the Art of Quitting gives us permission to stop what we're doing so that we can start over. In a culture which sees quitting as a last resort, Mastering the Art of Quitting explains why being able to quit is an essential element in every success story and, equally, how not being able to quit explains why some people find themselves thwarted, stuck, or in hot pursuit of the unattainable. Our belief in the overriding value of persistence doesn't make us stronger; it simply decreases our emotional and mental flexibility when we're faced with challenges. Mastering the Art of Quitting helps us look at our unconscious preferences for the status quo and aversion to loss and gives us the tools to replace them with conscious ways of thinking that are more in sync with our own needs and wants. It explains why quitting done right can be an act of self-assertion, a source of potential empowerment, and a doorway to new possibilities"--
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BF575.F14
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S775 2014
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non fiction
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Mastering the art of quitting : why it matters in life, love, and work, Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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24 cm.
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First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
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9780738216546
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(hardback)
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2013022265
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(OCoLC)841892904

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