Today we celebrate Halloween here in the US. Fittingly my dear friend and colleague David Roberts recently described Silicon Valley as the “Valley of Carnage”: The place where most startups wither and die.
As a founder your chance of success are slim. But you know that…
The much bigger question one should ask themselves is: “What are you afraid of?”
The only form of failure one should be afraid of, is the failure to achieve the impact you want to create in the world.
A startup is merely a vessel to deliver this impact. There are many more ways to get you there. And there is more than one chance.
As Colin Powell once said so wisely: “Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.”
Building what matters is all that matters.