I think that running a startup implicitly makes you a spiritual person, because you inherently believe in an idea greater than yourself: a vision for the world after your company changes it. it’s an undying belief that even if logically you should not go on, logically nothing makes sense, but something is telling you deep down to keep on pursuing, that something is what, in other contexts, people call faith.
Faith is what keeps you going even if you have no idea that what you’re doing is right, but you believe this thing that you are creating should exist in the world, it’s your contribution to humanity, and you want to keep trying until you can’t try any more.
I think that’s how you know if you’re running a startup for the right reasons. Those are the people I like working with.
It’s not about the money. It never is, or has been about the money. It’s about being a part of something greater than yourself.
Heretic, and crazy, maybe. But what can I say.