People say you have to a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true and the reason is because it’s so hard, and if you don’t, any rational person would give up.
It’s really hard, you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don’t love it, your not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up! And that’s what happens to most people actually, if you really look at the one’s that ended up, being “successful” in the eyes of society and the one’s that didn’t.
Often times it’s the one’s that are successful loved what they did so that they can preserve when it got really tough and the one’s that didn’t love it, quit, cause they’re sane. Right, who would wanna put up with this stuff if you don’t love it? So it’s a lot of hard work. And it’s a lot of worrying, constantly, and if you don’t love it, your gonna fail. So you gotta love it and you gotta have passion. And I think that’s the high order bit.
The second thing is, you gotta be a really good talent scout, cause no matter how smart you are, you need a team of great people and you gotta figure out, how to size people up fairly quickly, make decisions without knowing people to well and hire them, and see how they do and refine your intuition and be able to help build an organization that can eventually just build itself, cause you need great people around you.
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