Mastering the Art of Quitting

  • by Peg Streep, Alan B. Bernstein
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 over analyze, 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.
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.


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Customer Reviews

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brilliant perspective

Would you try another book written by Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein or narrated by Grover Gardner?

Yes to writers, no to narrator. The tone of reading wasn't fitting to the topic and was really hard to listen to - I noticed I was getting agitated with the rest of my life. Eugh. Shame because I'd like to revisit the very brilliant information.

How could the performance have been better?

I would have liked an upbeat reader with softer tones that didn't strike into my nerves.

Did Mastering the Art of Quitting inspire you to do anything?

It was pretty validating and helped to differentiate with where to persist and build character, and where quitting IS also building character.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-12-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC