All things start anew
There is a saying that I read earlier this week that stated, "Dreams only come true when you put in the work." That is true. As you've read from earlier posts, business planning is encouraged before stepping out on any venture. Not only that, getting your plan reviewed by a trusted source would help bring out areas of improvement. Though not all businesses start with a business plan, yours should. Then once you have everything planned out, you have to work to implement what you have written down. Some things will work out; others won't. It's part of the process of entrepreneurship.
There are times, however, when it's time to start anew. Sometimes, by following through on what you dreamed to have you find out more about yourself and what you really want out of life. That's when you decide to make a change and begin again with something new; whether that is through selling your business that you built from the ground up or just initiating dissolution.
There’s a saying that I quote, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Your heart is flesh, so it desires the world innately. Happens to everyone. That’s why it’s important to pray and stay close to the Lord so that he can speak to your heart and deliver what He needs for you to do.
Even when we start with a plan (which I am a big proponent of) and when you put in the work, you may find that your strengths lie elsewhere or the goals you had with entrepreneurship don’t align with the overall purpose of your life. And that’s okay. That’s why we have dissolution and merger statutes. Though we want a business to be a legacy, that legacy may be for someone else to carry on. There’s no harm or shame in starting over. Just like no one can tell you how much or how long you should plan for your business. Only you know when it’s time to transition into another venture. Be confident in your decisions because only you know your why. And your why will be what keeps you going in every season of your life.
So don't be afraid to start over. It's not the end. Just the beginning of something new.