There are literally thousands of lessons from trying to start and run a company. I’ve learned more in the past 5 months than I have at many other points in my entire life.
One of the lessons that has been a theme for me over the past year and a half is persistence. I used to be really bad at being persistent. If I didn’t get results, I’d give up. If I didn’t feel like doing something, I’d give up. When things got hard, I’d give up.
But giving up never really gets you anywhere. The difference between the people who make a different and those who don’t is largely due to persistence. At least we’ll put it this way: If you’re not persistent, you won’t make an impact. If you are persistent, you have a chance.
But there is also some wisdom. There are things being worth persistent about. And there are things that aren’t. Figure out what things are worth pursuing, and then don’t give up. Be persistent. Let everything else go.