It’s easy to get discouraged when everyone you meet is a start-up with, “what was that? 5 million a year?” – Shay befriended the co-founders ofFront Rush. I’m in this awesome world where everyone is creative, enthused, informed, and profitable. Okay, not everyone, but enough to make an impression.
So what’s the silver lining for a person trying to be all that and realizing the road is a lot longer than he thought? There isn’t one, really. There’s just what is. To be successful, and I’m paraphrasing Sean Branagan, you have to drive as fast as you can until your progress exceeds your fear of dying. To Sean, this is how you build product. How you achieve product. “And if months later you look back and say, ‘You know, we could have made more money if we had done this or shifted that…’ you’re doing it right. Don’t get stuck in the pursuit of perfect or the mobius of the daily work that enables the super cool moonlighting you tack on to the end of the day.”
The long and short is, I’m not discouraged nor am I inspired. I’m ready to push until progress exceeds my fear of dying.