I hear a lot of people talk romantically and philisophically about being their own boss and starting a company. However the reality of what a start-up feels like is very different than any romantic notion.
Edward Norton talks candidly about the feelings all entrepreneurs have when in the middle of a start-up. As having lived through the experience before and in the middle of starting something now, I can tell you what he says is true. It is the terror and fear of failure that prevent many from taking the plunge to leave perfectly fine corporate jobs and start something from scratch.
But it is also this feeling of being totally exposed, all on the line, completely in the moment that is focuses you and energizes you to persevere.
Big Think does a nice job of covering Edward’s start-up through a series of well produced videos. Worth a look.