“The Superior man thinks of virtue; the small man thinks of comfort. The superior man thinks of the sanctions of the law; the small man thinks of favors in which he may receive”
— Confucius, The Analects, Part 4
As you work on making progress towards your evolution you must find an agreement with yourself to operate out of virtue and sacrifice.
What via crux are you capable of going through and why?
Once you embrace it, you will connect to truth and acquire a different societal position.
Connecting with virtue prevents fear. Calm judgment is the basis of fearlessness.
Sacrifices are about executing your ideas to their fullest extension and being capable of surrendering to the process.
Risk without possession.
Love without conditions.
Act and be relentless.
Every successful founder is a hero who decided to flow with the mysterious. To an inevitable founder nothing but the execution of an idea matters.
I struggled with how I should react & respond to cold emails in the workplace during the first two years of my career as a VC.