Ciao, Baby!

Sometimes it’s better to quit than to doggedly plug on. Yet our culture does not promote giving up, it’s better to persevere and show some grit. We want to persist because there is a feeling of sunk cost—we put time into a particular endeavor, we can’t give up. This applies to all domains, work and love to start. But face it, sometimes perseverance doesn’t make sense.

Waving the White Flag

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

We often forget that giving up is an option—sometimes, it's even the best one.
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When to Get Out

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D.

Learn when to cut your losses and just say goodbye.

On a Fool's Errand

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP

10 tips for making sure you’re not barking up the wrong tree.
Janice Corbetto, Used with Permission

The Supposed Benefits of Grit

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.

What we found in 109 countries across six continents.