“When I bit off more than I could chew”

“My Way” by Frank Sinatra

The answer is an emphatic no! “Big is bad” is the more appropriate adage. Especially at the onset of a venture.

What is it trying to say?

Sayings like this sound dynamic although they’re not practical. If you plan properly, you can grow and eventually get big – if that’s your goal – when you’ve got the experience and a strong financial footing.

As noted in my construction posts, my first venture was BIG.  Much too big from the get-go. Go big and you’ll probably end up going home with your tail between your legs and be financially destitute.

More than a mouthful

It’s tough enough as it is to start a venture and make it eventually successful without biting off more than you can chew. You’ll choke on the sheer scope of your project.

The bigger your venture, the more difficult it is to change course when the seas get rough. Or steady the listing ship. Fixing the holes in the boat while you’re seasick and bailing water is definitely not easy.

“The bigger they are, the harder they fall” is the saying that rings true here.