Remember, our enemy is not lack of preparation; it’s not the difficulty of the project or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account. The enemy is Resistance. The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why he can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do.
Entrepreneurship is the most life-changing relationship (like marriage or parenthood) that a person can have. You will be confronted overandoverandover with your fears, insecurities, crappy excuses, limitations, justifications, shitty integrity, and inefficient time management. The standard you held yourself to in the workaday world was good enough then, but it won’t be good enough to run your own business.