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Third Time's the Charm

 Jun 26, 2012  |   Filed under: Business, OffTopic  |   Tags: Business, Change, Learning, Opinion, Philosophy, Theory

"Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not."

--Virgil Thomson

I saw this quote, or some form of it, on twitter today.

It struck a chord with me because it resonates well with a thought I've been carrying around for a couple of years now. What is the difference between quitting and giving up?

Maybe you need to try something trice to evaluate it properly and make an informed decision to quit. Dismissing something before properly evaluating it may simply be giving up.