You know the feeling – when you first get started with a project or new business venture, you are sure that it will work, and that you are going to give it your all, seeing it through to completion. But sometimes, not always, a project becomes impossible to manage or does not seem to work out the right way, no matter how hard you try.
This is where you need to adjust your path.
But, some might say, is that not admitting defeat and giving up? I dare to answer that with a firm no, and here is why:
- Adjusting your path is a sign of growth. I am sure you heard the quote: Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting the same result is a form of insanity (I am paraphrasing here). If the result is not to your liking, it would be a waste of your precious time that we all don’t have enough of, on something that will not pan out. Therefore, move on.
- Learning from your mistakes is a sign of strength. Failure is giving up, learning from your mistakes and moving on to an adjusted path, shows maturity and strength, both important traits a business owner must have in order to succeed.
- There are plenty of opportunities for those who are willing to work hard. Those opportunities might stay out of your reach if you continue to focus on a path that does not work for you.
- Demands change constantly, therefore not being flexible enough to let go of what does not work, will keep you from taking advantage of new venues to explore.
Keep these points in mind whenever you know that you need to make adjustments, but are hesitant to do so.