The takeaway for me is that there were nearly insurmountable hurdles in terms of investment, partnership, technology and even security, and that at any time, the easiest thing would have been to just say¬† ‘forget it.’ Everyone would breathe a sigh of relief and move on. Important stuff is usually like that.
I think Seth is spot on. You always have to work for the good stuff. Whether it’s waking up every day trying to get traction with a startup or pushing through mile 18 of a marathon when every muscle in your legs is screaming at you to stop, it’s always more satisfying when you keep your chin up and continue putting one foot in front of the other.¬†It’s feels easier to quit but if you keep pushing, succeed or fail, you’re going to feel better about yourself in the morning.