Get out of a Book Free Card

“Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt.” -Seth Godin, The Dip

At the table one time with fork in hand, I remember thinking I really don’t want to eat all the food on my plate. I know it’s the polite thing to do and there are still starving kids in Africa but what in the world did that have to do with me eating more food than I should?

There was a sense of freedom that came in that moment as I walked my plate over to the trashcan and scraped my leftovers into the trash with my fork. No longer would I be ensnared by the need to finish my plate of food without mitigating circumstances; guest in another person’s home etc.

I think Seth Godin’s quote applies to great readers as well. Great readers quit fast, quit often and quit without guilt. How many times have you been stuck in the middle of a book that you are dreading (and I am not referring to one that you have been assigned to read) but you keep slogging through it anyway just so you can have a sense of completion at the end.

You have never gone too far down the wrong road to turn back. –Turkish Proverb

In The Dip, Goodin also states that, “we fail when we get distracted by tasks we don’t have the guts to quit.”

If you are in the middle of book and there discover that it is not helping you, and in fact, it is draining you I give you the permission to not finish the book. If this goes against every grain in your body you can fill out the form below.

Get Out of a Book Free Card

I hereby give myself permission to not finish the next book

I find myself in the middle of that is not profitable for me.

___________ ___________

Name Date

Now you might find yourself stuck in a book because it is stretching you either in your thinking, reading ability or challenging your current paradigm. These might be good books to slog through as they will help you grow. But if you are reading a book that isn’t going to help you than get rid of it and use the Get out of a Book Free Card if you need to.

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