Entrepreneurs secretly want to lose it all.
To burn everything down, salt the earth and see if we can do it again. To throw a curveball and test how much faith we have in ourselves. To start from scratch, letting go of everything we’ve tried and built and accomplished, except for the person we’ve become, recognize that we are the only thing we have to offer, and reinvest that into something brand new.
It sucks to be wired this way.
But for entrepreneurs, not unlike gamblers, the thrill is in the bet. We’re addicted to the rush. If we can’t get in trouble, it’s not an adventure. And if it’s not an adventure, we’re not fulfilling our whole capacity for living.
Our hearts simply don’t understand settling.