"You lack integrity! You're a quitter!"
Yep, words spoken to me just the other day.
Why? Because I chose a different financial vehicle. I walked away from a business that I poured my life into for years.
Sometimes the vehicle we choose to get to our destination ends up not being adequate to make the journey.
Two years ago I found myself in a vehicle that just didn't perform.
No matter how bad I wanted it and worked for it, it wasn't going to take me where I wanted to go.
I was stuck between a rock and a hard place.
I desperately wanted the vehicle I was in and to which I had committed so much time, effort, and money, to work on a much higher level.
But I also understood that time was flying by and 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐲 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞.
Seth Godin's words stuck in my head, "The cost of a do-over is often less than the cost of sticking with a decision that was made in good faith, on insufficient information."
I made the original decision in good faith. I gave it everything I had. I pushed for major changes for over a year.
At the end of the day, what I gained was sufficient information —
Information that gave me clarity that the vehicle could not and would not ever take me to my desired destination -- the dreams Kait and I have had for years.
We had it good up to this point too: A good income. Time freedom. Speaking to large groups on a regular basis. Recognition. Influence.
But, 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭!
If we wanted to achieve greatness, we needed a different financial vehicle, different leadership and different association.
So we decided to leave it all behind. It was do-over time!
Two years have passed since that decision. We started the process of rebuilding from scratch.
I can tell you this: the cost of the do-over sucks, but its better than being stuck in a vehicle that can't make the journey.
Remember: reasonable results in a reasonable amount of time, or something much change.
Don't be afraid of a do-over.
Don't stick with what turns out to be a poor decision just because you spent a lot of time or money making it.
Don't let people twist "never quit" into meaning never quitting something that serves them but isn't moving you closer to your desired destination.
Remember this: "Never quit!" means never quitting on your dreams.
And to you I say, NEVER QUIT!
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