Going straight and taking on water--the boat is slowly sinking
If that's your path, there are three options:
- Work on keeping the boat going straight
- Bail water ever faster
- Find a new boat before it's too late
We call the first one persistence and diligence.
The second one—urgency.
And the third one, the one that's often the best strategy: quitting.
Go ahead and change your tactics when the situation demands. Your goals are real, your intent stays the same--but the way you get there needs to change.
Sometimes having the vision to see what's ahead is more productive than trying to get there faster.