One week before Thanksgiving, I want to count my blessings and to remind myself of the important lessons that 2020 has taught me.

Blessing 1: I am thankful for the ability to ignore sunk costs.

In the past, I’ve witnessed people in my circle hold on to lost causes. It may come in the form of doubling down on a failing business, staying in a dysfunctional relationship or a toxic workplace. I never understood why they did it, until my own experience.

I used to be an electronics engineer. I enjoyed the work and was paid well. In fact, I was too well paid. When I tried to grow my career and look elsewhere for a similar job, no company was willing to match my salary. That’s when I realized I was near at the salary ceiling for the job in Singapore. In order to grow further, I will have to look in a different