If you’re not at peace with failure, entrepreneurship is going to hit you like a ton of bricks—and it’s going to hurt.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t try to blaze your trail anyway; I’m simply saying that you should make sure that you have a strong support group in place before you do. A co-founder, your parents, your girlfriend, a mentor, your little sister who thinks you can do no wrong—keep your confidants involved with the process and be open with them about your feelings.
Because no matter how smart you are, you’re going to fail over and over again in big and little ways, and that support group will be the one thing that preserves your perspective and keeps you from cracking.
If you haven’t noticed, this is a note that I wish I would have read before I started Quipol. Luckily, over time, my support group formed itself.Tweet