Malan Joubert once compared startup life to rock-climbing.
One day you find yourself climbing a vertical sheer cliff face when, suddenly, you panic.
You can’t move forward, you’re too scared. But you can’t go backwards either.
So, you’re faced with two options:
- Grit your teeth, keep moving forward, and maybe die, or
- Don’t move, eventually tire, let go, fall and definitely die.
Just like before climbing a cliff, you need to think carefully before starting a business. Once started its not so easy to go back.
If you can, get married young.
If you find yourself in a jam, don’t panic. Don’t freeze.