My startup is in the wrong city.
Sure, my city is full of people that I know and love. Sure, it is familiar and welcoming to me. And of course, it has a weather pattern that I find natural.
But, it is the wrong city to start a startup.
That’s the thing with starting, though. When you start, sometimes you have to do it wrong.
When you wait to get everything right you never start, you wait. When you try to do everything right the first time, there is never is the first time. When you hope that things will be better next year, next year never comes.
You have to do it wrong in order to do it right.
My city will never be a booming metropolis for high-tech startups, but at least it will have me – starting. Willing to do it wrong. Willing to figure it out as I go. Willing to make the most of what’s available.
That’s what it means to be an entrepreneur. They don’t have all the answers. In fact, they rarely have any. What they have is a willingness to start, and the tenacity to figure it out.
You won’t get it right the first time, so you better get used to doing it wrong.
This post was originally published on Medium.com, July of 2013.