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.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.