As any entrepreneur will gladly tell you — building a company is a stressful, high-stakes endeavor. At any given moment you need to juggle a million decisions, each one with the potential to make or break the fragile existence of your startup.
Jane recently told me a story about tennis world champion extraordinaire Serena Williams, who is not only one of the best athletes ever to compete in any sports ever, but also did so as a black woman in a sport which is not exactly known for its progressiveness.
US tennis legend Billie Jean King once said to Serena Williams “pressure is a privilege”.
What is true for Serena is true for all of us:
Not only did we choose the pressure, accept it or even embrace it — we ought to see it as a privilege. It is the privilege which comes from putting ourselves out there, doing the work and pushing the boundaries.