Do you want to know the very worst thing about running a start up? It’s not funding, it’s not hiring, it’s not releases failing to achive what you want. Its those quiet stretches when nothing is really happening. Your very worst work, your very worst ideas will surface like the bloated carcass of a roadkill thrown into a river, when things are going well.
Dissonance is the ultimate driver of creativity, desperation is the mother of invention and struggle creates genius. Still waters are far less interesting than the raging chaos of a storm. How many of the world’s greatest artists where fostered by a feeling of well being and security?
I love the times when I have twenty things going wrong and I need to make decisions, 95% of my best product choices were born out of a desperate need to solve something not working.
What am I trying to say? It’s ok to to smile in the middle of a maelstrom, those who can harness its motivation will always find a way!