Well, as you know and we have talked about for several weeks, the waiting game is hard and long. But every once in a while you see light at the end of the tunnel and you know it is that dreaded word…hope. As my friend Red said in Shawshank Redemption, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of all things”. In this case hope was turned into a cruel joke.
We were so close and we did not get it, but then we knew that it was not going to be easy. I told my partners that as an entrepreneur you know there is a ledge and a cliff with a long way down. You know you walk every day toward that cliff, and you know that you are moving closer to that free fall. You also know, that it will get worse before it gets better and you have to be brave enough to allow your teeth to get kicked in and your hopes to be tested.
As we walk to the ledge we have to realize that there will be more hopes and teeth-clashing before the inevitable happens, you either go off the cliff or you manage, just like in the movies, to hold on and survive. As dramatic as it seems, it is a cruel and real exercise. Your faith will be tested and so will your confidence. I am prepared to go blindly into the cliff if I have to before I give up on anything.
Part of being an entrepreneur is developing thick skin; well, we are going to need it. Let’s keep it positive and let’s continue on this adventure together.
Keep Calm and Stay Humble