May 27, 2015
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Try, Try, Try...

Try.
Try again.
Then try again!

Entrepreneurship is a painful, lonely, dangerous game. Most stories of outstanding success come coupled with stories of tremendous struggle, discomfort, and failure. Examples abound, from the bitter ouster of Steve Jobs from Apple in 1985, to the lawsuits and fury that came with Mark Zuckerberg's rise to fortune, to the years of obscurity for Ray Kroc before founding McDonalds in his 50's. Building a business is a task for the insane, and eventual success depends on relentless insanity. Be willing to adjust, to pivot, to change every parameter of the equation, but never quit. Try once, try again, try a thousand times.

Calvin Coolidge once said: "Nothing in the world will take the place of persistence. Talent will not; the world is full of unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Steve Jobs once said: "I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don't blame them. It's really tough and it consumes your life. If you've got a family and you're in the early days of a company, I can't imagine how one could do it. I'm sure it's been done but its rough. It's pretty much an 18-hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you're not going to survive."

Try.
Try again.
Then try again!
Never give up.

I cannot gaurantee you success, but if you're not giving it a try then you are absolutely certain to find no success.

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