Eating Glass and Staring into the Abyss of Death

Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death — Elon Musk

Lately, I am going through the down of the startup roller coaster ride. So, I dig out two articles to remind of myself that starting up is HARD. As we go through the land of broken promises and crushed dreams. REMEMBER…

“The default state of a startup is failure”

People won’t use your product, won’t tell people about it, and almost certainly won’t pay for it (There are exceptions – but these are as rare as winning the lottery). This doesn’t mean you’ll fail. It means you need to be smarter and harder working, and surround yourself with extraordinary people.

The Struggle:

“The Struggle is the land of broken promises and crushed dreams.”

“The Struggle is not failure, but it causes failure. Especially if you are weak. Always if you are weak.”

“The Struggle is where greatness comes from.”

“Remember that this is what separates the women from the girls. If you want to be great, this is the challenge. If you don’t want to be great, then you never should have started a company.”

How are you dealing with the struggle?

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