I saw a quote on Twitter recently that said, "you only have to be right once." I think it was posted by a startup incubator. While I think there's a lottery mindset in many startups, fundamentally, the statement is valid. (Notice I didn't use the word "true.")
But the quote resonated with me. With some savvy, strategy, and love for what we do, a lot can be achieved.
Luckily for us, the distance from where we are to where we want to be is shorter than it has ever been, if only because we have more tools than ever before.
The present is cool that way. It always will be.
What's more, I think there's plenty of room for all of us to be right once.
We have to be discerning as well as hopeful. We have to find better ways to listen and work. We have to find the right partners. We have to be attuned to timing.
It can be hard, but we have to pick our spots.
Let’s pick intentionality over chance.