The Devil You Know

by | Feb 24, 2023 | Entrepreneurship

Opportunities will come up now and again. They may even be lucrative.

But will they tear you away from what you’re really out to accomplish in the world?

Sure, short-term sacrifices do need to be made every so often based on the lifestyle you want to create. But it can be very difficult to pivot on a dime.

You may be working with the devil right now. But the devil you know is almost certainly more familiar and comfortable than the next devil you will surely encounter.

(Which isn’t to say the devil you know is always better.)

There are times to let go of whatever it is you’re working on in pursuit of something else. Sometimes, opportunities should be seized.

But you won’t seize every opportunity. You may look back and wonder “what if…” But you probably won’t if you were sure it wasn’t meant for you in the first place.

It’s not an easy decision when you’re in the middle of scaling a mountain, when whatever you’re working on right now isn’t quite delivering on expectations. But being torn away from it may not serve you either.