“The typical founder spends 7.5 years with his or her organization, longer than many marriages last in this country.
So you better have some super compelling reason to be doing what you’re doing in the first place. For those of you who have founded a company before, you know this, you’ve felt this, stuff’s going to go wrong, you’re going to get noes all the time, there will be stretches when everything, well…it just sucks. And the only thing that will pick you up and carry you into the workday and have you try to shape reality to the thing you want it to be, is your own personal conviction. There’s no substitute for authentic conviction.