There is a simple principle for our business and personal lives,
Avoid Costly Entanglements By Nipping Them In The Bud.
Whether firing yourself from a client relationship going sour sooner rather than later, discontinuing a bad business or marketing idea, going in a different direction with your work focus, dissociating yourself from overly negative people in your office or a MILLION personal life issues you can get entangled in stop sooner rather than later. It is like wrapping a string around your finger. Once around, easy to get out of, 30 times around, well you are tied up. This does not apply to out of control situations like YOUR health or health of a family member. Those you have to ride out other than taking preventive care.
REMEMBER the string thought as NIPPING or "snipping" it in the bud or early stages. VERY HELPFUL.