I have been a longtime worshiper of process, grit, and perseverance. In my naive understanding, I had this belief I that I can achieve anything with the ingredients mentioned above.
I had to do the rethinking last week after chatting with my friends on my pace and heart rate. On reading more I realized I was running regularly by virtue of process, grit, and perseverance. At the same time, I was getting hurt and screwing up by heart.
At the same time our ego takes over and we continue striving for anything to stay consistent. It can be staying in a relationship even being treated like trash or knowing it is headed nowhere. After all, we have invested so much emotionally and we want to stay consistent.
Social media is a double-edged sword. In one side it connects the world closer for good while on another it is for mercenaries.
Mercenaries on social media are a set of people who are very prejudiced and biased. They are also agenda driven. In the past, we have seen many deaths because of these people. They spread fake news, provocate a specific group or take a potshot at an individual or an organization. Mercenaries like mob justice and immediate attention.
It is too easy to take a side, respond out of impulse on social media. Being rational and logical, knowing the entire picture helps.
We are in election season and mercenaries are loud out.
Running a startup is like running a Linux Kernel. Early employees are important threads. Some founders go out to raise and then build an army of employees. They along with their investors for the hope of shipping product quickly.
Sadly it never works, one reason being expectation mismatch. Founder expects new hires to be as passionate as them because they are among the best paid in the industry. The employees join the company because of the noise and fundraising PR.