I once heard a startup founder say that the best way to get funding is to act as if you’ll never get it, and to make a plan that doesn’t need it.
What a brilliant way to work.
Why hang your sense of success, the fullness of your heart, and the stability of your soul on the fickle whims of external validation? Successful people don’t view themselves as passive organisms meant to be maneuvered by external forces and conditions, they attain an inner posture that finds its own equilibrium. They don’t wait around for a sugar daddy to greenlight their desires, they create a sense of self so complete that external influences have no authority within their consciousness. Because they know if they wait to be funded or rewarded or even recognized before they start doing the work, they will probably wait forever.
And so, they trust that what they already have and who they already are is enough to get started. I’m reminded of a brilliant book I read about breakups, and how important it is to feel complete on your own. The authors advised heartbroken lovers to run headfirst into life. To project an image to their exes that says, look, despite the heartache and loss, the reason you’re not hearing from me is because I am too busy taking care of myself and moving on with my fabulous new life.
That’s the kind of wholeness each of us should seek, in our businesses and in our lives.
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