It doesn’t matter. As an entrepreneur you don’t need to worry about the level of the liquid in the glass, you just need to make sure you’re the one doing the pouring.
Defeat is optional
On the road to anything exceptional you are going to fail.
You will fall over. You will graze your knee. That’s inevitable and not in your control.
Sure you can tool up, get educated, build a great team to fall over less. But you can’t avoid it completely.
But whether you choose to stay down or to get back up, that is something in your control.
Which is why while failure is inevitable, defeat is optional.
And that’s pretty cool to know.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.