Just Another Cash Grab

I’ve left a
lot of money on the table.

When I think
back to all the projects, pitches, partnerships and potential opportunities I said
no to over the years, I’m it sure it adds up to a nice chunk of change.

But why
dilute the enterprise? Why create something just for the money? Why say yes to a
project just because it’s easy, popular or worst of all, monetizeable?

It’s just
another cash grab.

just because the path is paved with gold doesn’t mean the destination will make
me any happier. In my experience, the less passion it takes to start, the less
meaning it creates in the end.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m too picky. Maybe stubbornness is
getting expensive.

I guess what’s reassuring is, the more distance I get from
the opportunities I rejected, the more thankful I become that I held out.
Especially when I see the look of regret in the eyes of someone who got seduced
by the power of the quick buck.

That’s the
power of a positive no.

We are
identified by what we do, but we are defined by what we decline.


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