The fear of failure, self-doubt, unsolicited advice of others, along with indecision often gives way to making poor decisions or not taking any risks whatsoever. The uneasy feelings of insecurity and anxiety may come to the surface and in turn it’s hard to see clearly. But when making a decision — no matter how big or small it may be, there are some important factors that help one determine what direction to go in.
I love the Groucho Marx quote, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read,” because I think it’s hilarious and it combines two of my favorite things, dogs and books. But I’ve had a nagging question about books for years; is it OK to give up on a book? And if so, at what point is it OK to give up on a book? This question of whether and when to give up on a book might seem trivial but for me it has both philosophical and practical implications.