Ending the Conversation.
You can end the conversation anytime you want. It's your decision.
You can let everyone around you know that your critics are wrong, unhappy customers just don't "get it" and that your advisors don't understand.
All you have to do is turn around and walk away. You can end the conversation anytime you want to.
Or can you?
The conversation isn't really over.
In reality, the conversation is still going on. You're just choosing not to be a part of it.
Unhappy customers are still unhappy. Your insightful advisers are still right.
The conversation is happening.
But the only one who isn't getting a chance to contribute is you. The only one who isn't getting a chance to learn from the conversation is you.
That's because you thought you could end the conversation by walking away.
Really, you're the only one missing out.
Because the conversation was meant for you. Meant to help you.
But you've decided you don't want to be part of that conversation.
And you're only hurting yourself.