It is hard to know when to never give up and when to give up, and that can make all the difference between failing in life and not failing. Things like building a successful business or creating a great marriage or learning a new skill involves sticking with it. Conversely, never giving up may be the worst thing you can do to yourself. Successful people know when and what to give up on. When something is not working, successful people do not repeat it over and over. They adjust their approach, their plan or they realize to quit. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Life, and work, both require these strategies. At times you need to show unwavering confidence while doubling down on your efforts. However, at times you need to drop the things that are not working to try something that work. Question is though: How do you know what to give up and what to stick with? Points below may help you get a better grasp:
1) HOW Mistakes – These occur when you fail to build a proper system, fail to measure it carefully then get lazy in the details. A failure to execute a good plan is a HOW Mistake, avoid that by simply realizing that there is a need for a system and executing on it.
2) WHAT Mistakes – These occur when you are following a strategy but you fail to deliver on results. You need to know why you do what you do and know how to do it better to avoid the WHAT Mistakes.
3) WHY Mistakes - These occur when you do not set a clear vision for yourself and do not follow that vision. This will result in failing to understand why you do the things you do.