Sometimes it is best you stick with what or who you know.

Be happy with what you have

Sometimes it is best you stick with what or who you know.

You know what you have but don’t know what you are getting.


I know that I aways encourage you to take the risk because the greater the risk, the greater the reward. However, sometimes you need to stick with what or who you know. The thing is you know what you have but you don’t know what you are getting. You may ask then how to know when to stick with what or who you know.

Let me give you a simple example. I was having an issue with my Samsung phone; at least thought I was. My family convinced me to switch to an Iphone. I took their advice and did that and now I wish I had stuck with my Samsung phone. First, I am having some of the same issues with the Iphone and so it seems that it was not the phone that was having issues but rather it was the telephone network.

Stick with what you know.

Do not be too anxious to get out of a situation. If you know for sure that what you are doing is your purpose, then stick with what you know. You will face challenges and life is full of challenges therefore because you have challenges, it does not mean you need to give up. Perhaps those challenges are there to propel you to fulfil your purpose.

You may be in a relationship or in a job and you are very bored and so you may consider moving into another relationship or another job. If boredom is your reason for moving on, then you should try to stick with what you know. Don’t move or leave yet. Have a conversation with your partner or your employer about your feelings. Try different things in your relationship or in your job. The thing is you move into another relationship or job and experience the same thing, so it is best to enhance what you are doing now. You may also want to consider speaking with a counsellor because maybe there are issues in your life that you must yet deal with or overcome.

When to not stick around?

There are some circumstances in which you move away. For example, if you are in an abusive or toxic relationship, then you should not stick with what you know. You need to get out of that relationship.  Likewise, if you are in a toxic working environment, then perhaps you should not remain in that environment because sooner or later you may end up being toxic. If you were presented with an opportunity that you always long for, then yes, go for it. Take the risk. After all, that is what you always wanted.


You see there are times when you should stick with what you know and there are times when you must move on. You must make that decision, but you need to consider the pros and cons. Don’t be too quick and decide based on your emotions. Think long term and honestly there are some situations that can be fixed. Try fixing something before moving on but as I said if it involves abuse, then you need to move on.

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