“NEVER QUIT!” In SPORTS: Good Advice. In STARTUPS: Ruining Lives!

“NEVER QUIT!” = MINUTES for ATHLETES! But for Founders?! “NEVER” is YEARS or… F***ING FOREVER!!!

NEVER QUIT / NEVER GIVE UP…

IN SPORTS:

IN STARTUPS:


It’s like comparing Apples and Oranges…

*It’s like comparing Apples and **ORANGUTANS!**

“NEVER QUIT” / “NEVER GIVE UP”

IN SPORTS / FOR ATHLETES:

Losing a game? match? race? series?

“NEVER Give Up!” refers to — the final seconds? the final minutes? the final hour? (At MOST we’re probably talking about a few days — in a playoff series)… So there is practically NO RISK in “never” giving up in sports!

Therefore: GREAT MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE!

vs.

“NEVER QUIT” / “NEVER GIVE UP”

IN REAL LIFE?? / FOR ENTREPRENEURS??

Continuing to Spend All Your Energy, All Your Time, All Your Money… The opportunity cost of “NEVER Give Up” is… is…F***ING EVERYTHING!!!

[And indiscriminately taking motivational advice from one environment (where “never” = minutes) and applying it to a monumentally different environment (where “never” = years, decades, or lifetimes!) is not only foolish, but it is irresponsible, dangerous, and contributing to a startup culture / entrepreneurial mindset that is destroying entrepreneurs’ lives — in some cases, literally!]

“YEAH, BUT… [insert 1-in-a-million success story here] risked it all and eventually became a huge success after years of hardship… So if they can do it, why can’t I?”

P.S.

Yes, Optimistic is better than Pessimistic…

**But What About REALISTIC?!?

Yes, Positive is better than Negative.

**But What About OBJECTIVE?!?

STARTUP WHATEVER!

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Jeff Goldblatt

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STARTUP WHATEVER!

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