Everybody loves a good success story. It's inspirational to read about someone achieving the kinds of goals we dream about and seeing how they did it.
Unfortunately, the kind of success story we typically see might be eroding our ability to get things done. If you expect massive, breakout success, how motivated can you be for the daily grind. And how do you feel when your level of success absolutely pales in comparison with every story you read about?
There’s conflicting advice out there for an entrepreneur like you: on the one hand, we’re told to never give up, to pick ourselves up and keep going after each failure and scramble over any obstacle in our way.
On the other hand, we’re told to be smart and know when to quit, because you don’t want to be endlessly fighting a losing battle, right? And even if you’re not outright quitting, you should be flexible and “pivot” your business to make it better match the market.
But how do you know whether staying the course, pivoting or walking away is the right decision to make, in the moment? In today’s (short) podcast episode, I propose a simple answer to this question: