None of these were true:
- I’m only doing it for my family
- My spouse “understands”
- All I need is one startup to “hit” and then I can slow down or retire
- I’ll make it up by spending “quality time” with my wife/kids
via Four Big Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves… I have encountered these multiple times in my career as a builder… and I still tell myself most of them, often.
I’m not happy about that but my own, personal, “reality distortion field” is quite strong. It’s part of why I can even build my own stuff in the first place.
They aren’t always white lies either… I mean, they are lies, all the same.