This Christmas I gave one of my colleagues the book “How To Lead A Quest: A guidebook for Pioneering Leaders” by Jason A. Fox to one of my colleagues.
There was a reason why I wanted to gift the – hands down – best business book, I have ever read: Because everything it says is both true and so, so important to hear and know when you’re trying to do something really hard.
And that is exactly the position you’re in, when you’re trying to build a startup or just something new. You’re in a place, where you aspire to great success eventually, but where every day is more likely filled with grueling thoughts about all the different ways, what you’re currently trying to achieve will never happen.
When you’re in that situation it can be so tempting to just give in, give up and close shop. But of course thats not what you should do and not what most aspiring entrepreneurs with more than a childish fascination of being his own boss and one day become super rich do.
Why? Because feeling like shit when you’re trying to create something new and out of the ordinary is normal.
The book says so. So it must be – and is – true.
Think of that when you feel the urge to take what seems like the easy but totally shortsighted part.
PS: Again, a huge THANK YOU to the good Anders Toxboe for recommending this amazing book to me in the first place.