You have to be mad head to run your enterprise, the main reason being uncertainty. You are on a treadmill and a vicious cycle of things working and not working.
Every other day in the founder’s journey is a challenge: customers leaving, employees leaving, or failing product timelines.
Media only glorifies the founder’s life, unicorn status, or founder 30 under 30. They don’t talk about the constant struggle, uncertainty, and failures.
To sail through the entrepreneurship journey: you become more stoic and have a self-belief that comes what may: we will survive. It’s just another day.
Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation, command, and, in one word, whatever are not our own actions.Epictetus, The Enchiridion