I’m a member of a listserv that’s full of entrepreneurs. We recently had a long conversation about quitting. It’s an interesting topic. Here are my thoughts:
The Fighting Spirit.
When someone else tells me that I can’t do something, everything in me rebels against their words. If they tell me I will fail, I’m determined to succeed. My skin bristles, my muscles grow tense, and my heart flames. It’s called the fighting spirit. And it’s what makes us entrepreneurs.
The Mental Battle.
Interestingly enough, when the voice in my head tells me I can’t do something, it doesn’t bring out the fighting spirit. This is why the voice in our head is more dangerous than any external voice we could ever hear. And this is exactly why people say starting a company is a mental battle.
A Formula to Win the Mental Game.
I have a set of 5 (logical) questions I ask myself during times of stress, irritation and discouragement.
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