A month or two ago, I lived in a different world. There, survival was not an issue. There I had different issues which seem quite funny now.
It doesn’t matter if we were part of a world’s best startup mentorship program or get featured in a newspaper article. Sure, those are pretty good stuff and not easy to achieve. But it is only a milestone. It is not a destination. Its not worth a dime if we get complacent one bit.
We are still a start-up, which means we are still bound by the basic rule that governs a start up : Every day is about survival. There is no room for complacency, ego or slacking. If anything, it only gets difficult from here. I thought it would end with the demo-day or at least become diminished – all the pressure, fun, failures and successes . To the contrary, it only begins now.
In a start-up, the highs are very big. But so are the lows. The highs show how far you have come. The lows make you stronger.
When I think about it, I only face a fraction of pressure what my founders might face. And I wish I could be more like them.
-. “And you thought you would have fun here, did you ?”
-. “Everything is a mirage, inside is very different from outside. Still a long long way to go.”