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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Quit for Quality

I posted a blog yesterday on our Lost In Sunshine filmmaking blog that got a lot of attention on our Face Book, particularly.

The question I asked was, "What do you do, or tell yourself, to get through an intimidating moment/day/year/scene?"


The idea isn't to just wait out a bad idea until you can do no more, but to figure out what's a mediocre (boring!) idea from a great one, by asking yourself the right questions!

In example, you may have ten ideas that really sound fun/interesting/worthwhile, but you only have time to really focus on a couple of them. It's important to be able to brainstorm your ideas out, and search for the purple cow in the mix.

In other words, don't quit something just to quit. Quit for quality. Quit other things so you can focus on the ones that DO matter. The GREAT ones.

The idea of quitting isn't just to quit something that's hard, either, but to the contrary, we should stick with what is hard if it's our dream-job. Let everyone else quit!!! Scarcity equals value, as demonstrated in Godin's, "Purple Cow."

It's our job to quit the stuff that doesn't matter, and to be able to tell the difference between something worthwhile, that just has a huge dip perhaps, vs. something that's at a dead end.

Reading "The Dip" was a great refresher. It inspired me to (again) reflect upon all of my own on-going projects and ask pertinent questions about them.

I encourage you to read them both, if you haven't.

It's never too late to transform yourself, and be the Extraordinary you that you were meant to be.
:) Jentri


  1. Well film editors cut out good scenes to make a movie great, writers cut out good chapters to make a fantastic book, musicians leave out good tracks to make a great album ;)

  2. That's a good way to look at it, Richard! Thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts. :)