An athletic perspective on entrepreneurship
Being a competitive athlete from such a young age has definitely shaped my life in many ways. TaeKwonDo taught me discipline, losing changed my understanding of winning, and attempting to stay a winner taught me that there is always room for improvement. It is fascinating how all of these lessons map directly to entrepreneurship.
A huge factor of being a successful competitive athlete is discipline. Serious athletes have an insane amount of discipline to be able to workout every single day and to stick to their rigorous diet. Entrepreneurship is no different. Entrepreneurs are usually passionate, but passion can fade over time. If the entrepreneurs are not disciplined, they’ll lose focus easily and may mean the end of the startup. In the early days of Tilt, we had one line in the entire homepage of our internal Mission Control system that said:
Passion is not enough. DISCIPLINE.
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