Time for a new thread I would say but first, whoever got rid of my Avatar enjoy my new one
As you saw this topic is about why people can't quit with S4 League. And I'm sure most of the people here actually have this problem. I opened it in tipps and tricks because you can actually use this phenomenon called "Concorde Effect" for reaching other goals in your life.
The name "Concorde Effect" Comes from the plane named "Concorde" in the 60s. In the development phase, the costs clearly exceeded the target. Giving up, however, was not an option, because you would impersonate nationally as incapable. And so the engineers continued even though the machine was barely profitable.
The Concorde effect is not a rare phenomenon in the human behavioral repertoire. It's a kind of over-commitment to a goal. Clearly, these goals are often illogical or unreachable. However, if we put a lot of time, money and love into something then we refuse to give it up. The irony of the effect: the higher the costs/losses, the more you stick to these goals. The mind stops as soon as the setbacks become unmanageable. The actual goal takes a back seat and in the foreground are more: Investment, time, self-confidence and reputation. In this connection we ignore warning signals, ignore risks and deny facts.
However, the effect can also be exploited differently by achieving set goals. For example a trained body, better grades, learning languages, finding happiness in love, etc. Do you invest a lot of money in a thing that is just over your limits you stick to it. For example, buy expensive equipment for your workout. Sign in to a expensive gym rather than cheap gym. Affair expensive books or an expensive tutor. Excuses such as "too little time" fade into the background because the effort is simply too high. As a result, we are holding on to the matter more. Later, time and love will be added. So we refuse to give more and more up because the effort couldn't be in vain.
You can't do much against the effect itself. In contrast, only a forced change of perspective helps. Instead of focusing on the disadvantages of giving up, it helps focus on the benefits. Grow on a failure, save costs, decide reasonably, there is no shame to failure.
Well I guess this was nothing new and sorry for my english.