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I'm not advocating for behavior that leads to failure, but my experience this past year was on the opposite end of the spectrum: I believe I needed to lose focus, just so that I would know what following a broader path would look and feel like. I also think the additional time refined existing ideas, which I recognize I had all along in rougher form.

Most of all I try to keep an attitude of "everything in its time," which I think also goes to the struggling business: those with the ideas that saw their success need to let go, understanding that those were ideas for a different time, and learning what best fits an anticipated time based on current conditions.

That's very true though. Especially if there are some people willing to change, I can only guess how hard it must be for them to be shrugged off because of preconceptions and old biases. It's the same with a business pursuit, if you want people to see that you've grown, it starts with persistence and when one person notices it, then everything will flow.

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