Whatever venture one engages in, there’s always a lead time to reaping the reward. I’m beginning to see that it’s true of most things in life. To get the most from a relationships takes time, to get the most from a job takes time, to gain something of real value takes time. Great things are not acquired in an instant.
So should we make an effort to hold on to what we have for longer? I mean, not to give up what we have for the promise of something better, in the future. For example, not to leave a current job until the next job is actually in place. Not to close an existing income stream until another is actually on-line.
Does that fly in the face of the “burn your boats” principle? Would that approach hold us back? An unwillingness to risk it all? Or does risking it all required the famine and feast highs and lows?
Or does it all come back to the simple truth, we only ever live in this moment, so to give up now for potential reward in the future is fundamentally flawed? Should we instead live in this moment wholistically, so as not to sacrifice the future for the sake of the present? Hmmm, food for thought…