You’ve heard the expression a thousand times …
“Don’t burn your bridges.”
Sounds like good advice, but is it?
The expression comes from the Roman army’s practice of burning bridges once they’d crossed them to prevent their own retreat. With their escape route cut off, they had only one direction available to them … forward. It tended to focus each soldier’s mind and stiffen his resolve.
Hmmm … a focused mind and a steely resolve. Why wouldn’t you want to possess those traits when you’re undertaking something big?Read More