Know when to let it go

One of my startup ideas didn't take off as quickly as I'd hoped. So I borrowed money to keep going.

The business still failed.

More money didn't buy me time, it costed me time.

I spent one more year on a bad idea, plus another two years working to pay the debt off.

It was a bad combination of arrogance, and optimism. I didn't see what the evidence was saying:

“You gave it a shot, and nobody cares. Now try something else.”

My next business worked. I would have got there way sooner if I'd just been able to let go.

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