We work very hard every single day to make progress. When we make progress, we expose weaknesses. The questions that come with the evolution of a business are natural. The immaturity of your business gets exposed. While the business challenges that arise can be diﬃcult, the greater challenge is what this dynamic does to our psyche and the psyche of our organization if we don’t handle it properly.
Your perspective on this is critical. Even though there is pleasure and pain at almost every turn, you must move the organization onward and upward. You must celebrate wins. You must appreciate being challenged because it means you are successful enough to be growing. Investors, customers and employees are attentive to your venture because you are bringing something that is valuable to them. Don’t forget that. Make sure you and your team take time to remember the alternative: sitting in your bedroom writing business plans no one cares enough about to create problems for you.