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.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
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