The other guy might make a mistake. People are watching you. Its not over till the fat lady sings. You never know what could happen. So don’t take your foot off the pedal. Always give 100%, even if you’re about to lose.
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. If you don’t back yourself, you’ll never move forward. If you don’t have faith, no one will follow you. Without confidence you have lost before you’ve started.
You’ll have many moments where people tell you what you’re trying to achieve is impossible. You’re wasting your time. Move on. They will keep saying that until you win. And then they’ll congratulate you. And then you’ll start the next thing and they’ll tell you its impossible. Keep your head down and ignore the advice….
Courage without working hard only results in foolish mistakes. Working hard but never having the courage to move forward has no results. Courage AND hard work is the key. Courage + hard work = miracles.
Hang out with those people. The luck will rub off. You need all the luck you can get.
The world works in funny ways. There will be months where nothing happens, and days when months happen. Keep pushing, keep doing the right thing. Be patient. Things happen slowly, then all at once.
The sun will rise. Hang in there.
Most times, the secret to success is to never give up. Hang in there. Grind it out. But sometimes that is the not the right way. Sometimes grinding it out is simply a waste of time, bad for your health. Sometimes you just gotta move on.
Your parents will tell you to be careful. To walk the path of safety. To stay this side of the fence. But one day you’ll need to break out. One day you’ll need to step into the unknown. Take risk. You must eventually cross the fence.
Whether it’s raising money, or finding product traction, or selling to customers: Leave no angle untried. It may seem hopeless. You may think there’s no point. But there’s only one way you’ll know for sure that you couldn’t have succeeded. Leave no angle untried.
There are lots of tests waiting for you. Rejection. Losing money. Being fired. But the greatest test is to bear defeat without losing heart. Don’t give up. Pick yourself up and keep going.
Safety is backwards. Growth is forwards. There’s no choice. Keep moving forward.