Fear of Failure

Dick Costolo, the CEO of FeedBurner, has another awesome post up titled Too Many Companies?? 

He starts with the observation:

“There aren’t “too many companies in the market right now”. Even if there are 90,000 more companies, there still aren’t too many companies. Neither is there too much capital or too little capital or not enough engineers in this market. There are only specific market forces that you should weigh vis-a-vis your specific company.”

and ends with the conclusion:

“The key is to just get on the bike, and the key to getting on the bike is not the confidence in knowing you will be successful if you do x,y,z. The key to getting on the bike is to stop thinking about “there are a bunch of reasons i might fall off” and just hop on and peddle the damned thing. You can pick up a map, a tire pump, and better footwear along the way.”

  • http://woodrow.typepad.com/the_ponderings_of_woodrow Jason Wood

    Great post Brad,

    Right in line with my fear of failure discussion last week. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.



  • http://darrenjohnson.blogspot.com/index.html Darren Johnson

    That’s awesome. I’m saving that one for a rainy day. Very nice.