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For every aphorism there is an equal and opposite aphorism. How do we reconcile "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" with "Nothing ventured nothing gained?" How do we make peace between "Better safe than sorry" and "He who hesitates is lost?"

The owner's manual for human life is at best conflicted and confusing, and no one feels this tension more than entrepreneurs. They are often up at night, with visions of bankruptcy and failing in a spectacularly public way dancing in their heads. The faith investors have put in them is a heavy weight most people will never experience. Entrepreneurs venture forth into the unknown, butterflies in the stomach, and wonder — for the sake of their reputation, their security, their children, and even their reputation in their children's eyes — if they might not have been smarter to have stuck with the bird they had in their hand.

To read the full, original article click on this link: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review

Author: Dan Pallotta