In Episode 73 we discuss the latest tech news including Facebook Messengers new group video chat feature and Snapchats new group chat feature. We also interview MJ Fitzpatrick, Founder of Thymos about managing your own psychology on the start-up journey.
The courage aspect, you get courage for like 15 minutes. A lot of people think, if you’re standing on the top of this cliff, courage is a thing where you yell and you scream, and you beat your chest, and then you dive off the edge. That happens one in a thousand times. What happens in every other time is, you’re standing, looking over this cliff, like 12 hours.
You’re like, “I don’t know if I can do it. Should I do it? I don’t know if I can do it.” Eventually, you go, “F*** it,” and you jump. That is what courage is. You get that for 15 minutes. In that 15-minute window, you have to commit to it. My perfect example was, I figured out I needed to drop out of med school at 11 o’clock at night. I was sitting next to my girlfriend and we were having this conversation.
I was like, “That’s it. I’m jumping off the cliff.” By 11:05, I was out of med school. Because I knew if I didn’t commit myself in that moment — and I do this all the time when people want to leave their jobs. I’m like, “Cool. Why don’t you write a resignation letter right now and send an email?” In this 15-minute window, we have courage, we need to do something that commits us.