90% of what you is going to fail. Not some, not all but most. When you accept the fact, you can focus on making the best product you can. If that doesn’t work out, at least you have gained the wisdom of your experiences to work on the next project. Your wisdom builds through the next project, to the next project and so forth. You even notice that your projects will come about much faster when you enforce it. So in the end its not really failure, its only failure when you stop trying.
I found this old clip of Steve Jobs receiving an award at Reed College.
Interesting take on his experience at Reed.
True character comes through bad times, not good. Well said Steve.
Sometimes there are going to be things that are going to be in your way to do things. That’s ok. It happens. You just have to roll with the punches. Otherwise, if it that weren’t the case. Everyone would do it. It just wouldn’t be valuable then since everyone would do it.
It’s better to put all of your attention to one thing at a time than a multiple of things. Even though people get think it’s efficient to multi-task, the quality of work drowns tremendously. It’s like saying you drive worse when you’re on your cell phone, which is true by the way. Quality beats efficiency all the time. If you do something once, you want to do it right the first time, not over and over until its right. Think about all the time you’ve wasted by then.
People sometimes asks themselves “How do I know if I have the right cofounder?”
Simple. Would you let that person stay with you for 5 years at your own home? If not, then you need to find someone else.
It’s based on intuition. If you don’t feel right with that person in the beginning. You’re not going to feel right with that person working together at all.
You can excite someone with any idea. As long as your demonstrate passion about it. That person will feel the change within you that you want to create. So do it up and see what happens. If you’re an A, then you want to hire someone who’s an A+. Design.Build.Watch.
If you don’t understand people, you can’t understand business. Life is all people. They are your best marketers and customers. All you have to do is create great products. It’s simple but not easy.
Ever since we start school we start by taking instructions and follow them. First from our parents, then by our teachers, then by our professors then by our bosses. If you follow your life like this, the game is obviously rigged. You can’t win.
“The road less traveled is less traveled for a reason”. Because it’s hard! You can’t see where you’re going. You don’t know where you’ll end up. Most people aren’t up for that.
But only you can know what’s at the end of the road when you get there. I’m pretty sure that the road most people are on, already know what’s ahead of them. Therefore they take that road of their destination. What road are you going to take?
“If we get the right who’s on the bus, we will get the right outcome”