Big projects begin with a mix of anticipation, excitement and cocky confidence. Then things start to get more chancy and less fun. Then, over time, things get real gnarly, the money leaks through every crack, you lose faith, and the project becomes a stressful quagmire for you and all those involved. Then people in your inner circle start to ask, “why are you doing this to yourself?”

Important because I hear the same mantra in my head that says, “never give up!” However, if our desire to continue sailing in circles is waning, or our ship is truly sinking, as the captain of our world, perhaps it’s time to give the order to “abandon ship!” and move on to something more personally rewarding, desired or worthy.

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