You are your only competition
Failure to Launch
You are the only one who can make your life better.
What’s holding so many of us back? Why aren’t we entering the housing market and achieving the American Dream: a white picket fence and 2.5 kids?
That’s all we can do. Keep doing the work. Find the thing that makes us feel most alive, and do that.
Our minds are complex and deserve to function as best they can. If that means taking a tablet to help with that, then I see no shame in admitting it.
Do not be attached to the outcome nor what others will think nor how they’ll reply (or not reply.) Do not look for external validation. This is hard to do. But you must, for your sake, and the sake of your work. It deserves your steadfast belief. After all, it is you. Not all of you of course, but an important part of you.
An entrepreneur knows that every opportunity where something did not go as planned is an opportunity to learn. Learning is not an excuse, it’s a privilege.
Ask the right questions. To your mentor, your coach, or on the Internet.
I sold that business for $10 million and then two years later I was dead broke because once again I forgot all about love. I squandered the love. I forgot my small successes and made them into a big failure.
I feel guilt, shame, and lame as fuck that I sit here on the sidelines (for the most part), continuing to post pictures of pretty trees and people, while advocates for equality are out there fighting to shape our reality and collective future into something better, every day.