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Stop Sacrificing Your Future by Clinging to Your Past Here's the most important lesson you can learn from your past.

By Jason Feifer

This story appears in the May 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Nigel Parry

I was at a bar recently with MICK, a successful DJ who spins for celebrities and big brands, and we were discussing his future. He has ambitious plans to expand his business, but like any entrepreneur, he's also concerned: Can he pull it off? What if he isn't equipped for the next steps?

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A day earlier, I'd heard a different example of that same fear. A friend in media was considering changing jobs and asked for my advice. She's a rock star at her publication. "But at this new job, I'll just be another employee," she said. What if she can't repeat the success she has right now?

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