That feeling of validation — the swagger from giving a great talk — fades pretty quickly. And you’re left in exactly the same spot as you were before. I suppose there really are no shortcuts to loving yourself for who you are. Bummer.
I was deciding whether this venture was worth committing to another year of 70+ hour weeks. I need a higher level of certainty than investors do because my time is more valuable to me than their money is to them. Investors place bets in a portfolio of companies, but I only have one life.
…ke a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” But the most dramatic example is Viktor Frankl, who said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
…omputers today is certainly the physical interface, but this isn’t a technology problem,” he says. “The bigger part of it is just in finding the right ways of thinking, finding the right representations of abstractions, so people can think thoughts that they couldn’t think before.