crystal ball or disco ball?

One of the tough things about being an entrepreneur is however hard you try, you can never fully predict the future.

One of the other things about being an entrepreneur is that when you look back, you realise you’ve usually a lot of achievement to celebrate.

So which is more important to focus on having? — a crystal ball to try and second guess what everyone else is going to do next so we can sidestep the coming poop and make sure we’re in the right place at the right time, or having a disco ball to remind us to celebrate our successes and renew our excitement for taking on whatever comes next?

Of course — it’s not really an either/or question: we need to have both in whatever enterprises we create or are part of. The tricky part is not only reminding ourselves that we have them, but also to get them out from time to time.

(for the record — I take a disco ball to every startup I support as a gift to their first office warming party)