Last December I decided to stop operating a creative services business I had launched part-time outside of my full-time career.
It was a difficult decision to make as I had built strong partnerships with several of my clients over a short period of time.
I knew it was the right decision at the time, but it didn’t feel like it.
These words from the shark Robert Herjavec in his book You Don’t Have to be A Shark changed my perspective:
“In current business circles, a change in course is known as a pivot. You are not giving up and you are certainly not abandoning your dream. You are recognizing that success doesn’t lie in quite the same spot that it once did. There is no shame in changing course when aiming for success. It can be both a source of pride and a demonstration of wisdom.”
Changing your mind about pursuing a project or business is not giving up. It’s a strategy for your own well being and personal success.