Saturday, 14 February 2009

Have you ever thought of the merits of quitting?

Apparently, “winners do quit all the time, they just quit the right stuff at the right time.”

Gregory Miller, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, has helped write a number of studies on quitting. His studies have found that, in many cases, moving from a difficult goal to another, more attainable one can create a greater sense of well-being, both mentally and physically.

The article is not suggesting well-being at the cost of abandoning our utmost dreams and desires, but rather making sure pursuing those doesn’t leave us frustrated and doesn't take over all other areas of our lives. If that is the case, chances are, we’ve gone for the wrong dream.

Read the full article at the New York Times.

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