“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Startups are an irrational endeavor. After all, who would give up the security and safety of a guaranteed salary to pursue something that is so uncertain. 9 out of 10 startups fail and the road to possible success is filled with massive hurdles.
Founders are simultaneously insane and visionary. They are driven to carve something out of nothing — to paint on a blank canvas. As Fortune put it, Entrepreneurs are “closer to artists than they are to engineers or business people.” Founders need resilience, tenacity, and perseverance to drive them through often impossible obstacles. Rationally, all the risk is not worth your invaluable time.
The best ideas are crazy and if people think otherwise — it is often not worth doing. Startups will hear “no” more than “yes.”
Startups are an irrational venture, but 1 out of 10 startups succeeds. You can be part of the 10%. As Theodore Roosevelt put it, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”