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Nov 13th, 2015 Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn

Roll The Dice

A few days ago I met up with my dear friends from DreamAcademia who pointed me to Charles Bukowski’s poem “Roll The Dice”.

The perfect words for every entrepreneur:

if you’re going to try, go all the way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your endurance,
of how much you really want to do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to perfect laughter,
its the only good fight there is.

Watch this video, read by Tom O’Bedlam, next time you feel you’re hitting a wall.

Go all the way.

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