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.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.