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Know When To Stop


By: Sterling Terrell

You know who you are.

You are the banker, the doctor, the broker, the attorney, the entrepreneur.

All you have ever done is press forward.

All you have ever done is work.

It was work, then it was more work, and then you started to get good at it. You began to crave the affirmation that the competence brought.

The next thing you knew 20 years had gone by, and now you skip seeing your children at Christmas. Or, you would rather golf and chase the deal than be at home.

  • But why did you starting working in the first place?
  • What was the goal?
  • What is the goal?

Was $2 million enough? $5 million? Have you moved the goal posts?

Was freedom at you wanted?

There is still time to stop.

Just stop.

"LAW 47 DO NOT GO PAST THE MARK YOU AIMED FOR; IN VICTORY, LEARN WHEN TO STOP"
"The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. In the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat. Do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning. Set a goal, and when you reach it, stop."

--Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power