So, there was one thing that I always did as an overall student, person, professional, friend, or confidante. And that was, I never allowed the excitement of any endeavor or dream to get in the way of making logical decisions. Whether that was personal or professional.
Now, I’m not perfect and a few things has been successful at bamboozling me.
But, here’s why.
I never wanted to sacrifice time and development for the sake of pushing my name and brand to the top for influence, favor, or whatever else that’s opportune at the moment.
My thing is, why hop on a train you eventually knew was going to catch fire and burn to ashes? For example, in the beginning of a deal there’s some sketchy, you know what going on, yet for the possibility of being connected with the right people, you take it anyway.
No matter what it is, use the exit. No matter who it is and how much influence they have, exit. Stay away from ticking time bombs and never allow someone to manipulate you with your desires and dreams.
What I know for sure is, Sarah Lee would rather be a power player on the smaller scale, versus a well known fool who got taken advantage of amidst a promising deal.
I’m not afraid to put in the TIME and the work to get me where I intend to go. Because, for some journeys you cannot take a flight to your destination. Well, you can…but the experience will be different.
It’s all about the process. You PRO-CESSING.
I promise you, it has never done me wrong. Don’t be afraid to put the time in. Get some skin in the game and earn what you want.
It’ll be worth it and more.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.