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The Importance of NOT Burning Bridges

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

In life and your career, you’ll form many connections and develop friendships. But, NEVER burn bridges with those you meet because you never know who’s connected to who.

According to an article titled Never Burn Bridges, "burning a bridge means that you end a relationship in such a way that you could never go back and start the relationship again --or perhaps you could, but it would require you to beg for forgiveness of the person whose bridge you have burned."

Why not burn bridges?

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t burn bridges. Remember, if you’re looking to further your career, the Entertainment Industry in Atlanta is small. What I mean is, those whom you meet could know someone (who knows someone) that can help take your career to the next level. BUT, if you burn a bridge, guess what? That person who could help take you from point A to Z may very well become reluctant to help you.

ase in point, in 2015, I was supposed to host a children’s benefit fashion show. My husband and I hosted the fashion show for free before as we believed in the vision. At the time, my family and I were in the process of moving. I spoke to the organizer and expressed that we were unavailable to host. When I did so, she was rude, cut me off, and hung up the phone. This same person has had a publicist contact Atlanta Film and TV for an interview. But because of how she burned the bridge, we can’t provide her with what she’s requesting.

In closing, people remember how you make them feel, so think long and hard before burning a bridge.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel."

- Maya Angelou

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