Sunk Costs In Life

Sometimes it’s a good idea to power through adversity. You have spent time or money and you have psychological commitment to something or some goal. The psychological commitment can be especially strong if you have invested a part of yourself or if it’s sort of difficult to establish a beachhead on something.

Other times that commitment leads us astray. We are unable to break free and look at a situation objectively. An artificial construct gets in the way. Maybe it’s time or money.

I can think of times in my life when I should have forged ahead. I can also think of times when I kept plowing the field when I shouldn’t have.

It’s often really hard to know whether to keep going or not. Success and taking risk often come with a lot of pain.

But, sometimes you have to suck it up and pull the ripcord. That can painful in itself. But at least you have a chance at a fresh start and can start on a new journey