When you're entering the unknown in any area of your life, it often triggers an avalanche of self-doubt. Your mind may say you're too old, too young, not experienced enough, not intelligent enough, or not sophisticated enough to make it.
I know the beauty of surrender -- the surrender of releasing my concerns upwards and of surrendering up to the greatest good and guidance available for me. It looks like relaxing and being patient, not being inactive but following inspired action.
When making the weighty decision to forgo a steady paycheck in favor of developing an unproven idea and building a company from scratch, passion, confidence, and optimism can blind founders to the challenges posed by these three factors.
Self-knowledge is a key to a happy life. But it's very hard to know ourselves; it's easy to be distracted by the way we wish we were, or think we ought to be, or what others think we should be, until we lose sight of what is actually true.
So the next time you face certain anxiety, check your mind. Has it raced ahead to the future or buried itself in the past? Please try to let go and return your mind to what you are experiencing right now.