My answer to I can't find the right career, which is upsetting me. I'm a 25 year old introvert with too many intere…
Answer by Jason Barber:
It’s called Resistance. Now that you’ve decided to jump into your start-up the Resistance will be stronger. Read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I’ve read it 3 times and I’ll read it 3 more times.
Resistance is real. It’s only goal is to destroy you.
We’re all in a war against Resistance.
Every entrepreneur who has “made it” still fights back the shitty feelings of inadequacy. Daily. Minute by minute.
Elon Musk said 'Starting a company is like eating glass and staring into the abyss.’
We freak out every morning. One day you wake up and feel 10 feet tall and bulletproof. Next day, you’re hurled over in the fetal position clinging for life and wondering what in the hell you’re doing.
Resistance will take her high heel, press against it your throat to suffocate you.
Amateurs have dreams. Pros have a job to do. Your dream will turn to a nightmare. There will be blood.
You’ve got to go through the shit to get to the promised land.
To alleviate your suffering. Read everything by Steven Blank about startups. It is practical. Also, The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Eric tutored at Steven’s feet. They are the meat and potatoes of startups.
Finally, read Zero to One by Peter Thiel. Call it the ‘manifesto’ of startups.
When you are crying from the bloodshed and terror of the abyss, remember that you are embarking on a journey that less than 5% of people will take.
I can't find the right career, which is upsetting me. I'm a 25 year old introvert with too many interests and yet too much ambition. What…