passion paradox

The evangelists of the startup world sermonized passion like a drug. Pick a blog, book, or podcast: passion trumps over everything. You have to be passionate about the idea, team, and what not build a successful startup.

A few years back, starting my own, I read Scott Adams’s post on the goal VS system. He stressed focussing on building system. The byproduct will be a success. I laughed at reading it and felt like Scott has gone nuts. We have to be passionate and have a goal when it comes to our startup, team, product, and everything.

What happens when your idea fails, the team leaves or the product you have been passionate about never takes off? How will you handle these?

My limited learning resonates with Scott Adam’s now. We should keep passion, goals, and profession separately. We will suffer less, and failures will not break us apart.