Everyone will craft their own unique path in life. Some are driven by their own and societal perceptions of success, which typically involves working at a well-known business or in a recognised profession. Others may focus on driving social impact and change. Equally, many are yet to work it out just yet, and it is important to realise that that is completely OK. Some of the most successful people I have ever met stumbled into what they are doing, so don’t get too stressed over it.
As a consumer, competition is usually great – it spurs innovation and leads to more efficient pricing. In this post, however, I am going to focus on competition in life, and why it can actually be sub-optimal.
Working in (or running) an early-stage startup can be one of the most volatile experiences of your life. The mixture of monumental highs
assuming that you’re somewhere on the right path combined with depressing lows is quite unique in a career/lifestyle. There will be times where you question your self-belief and wonder why you are doing what you are doing. Your resilience is an important factor in helping you bounce back, so it is good to have an understanding of what helps keep you strong.