Give It Your All

I watched the highlights of the Brooklyn Nets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA playoff game last night. The series was tied, with both teams having won three games. This was the final game of the seven-game series. Whoever won would move to the next round. The stakes were high and both teams showed up for a thrilling game.

Kevin Durant is an NBA superstar, and it showed last night. He had 48 of the Nets’ 111 points. With his team down two late in the fourth quarter, he made a difficult contested shot with one second on the clock in an attempt to win this fight for his team. He was trying for a three-pointer, but his foot was on the line so the shot counted for two points. The score was tied and the game went to overtime. If his foot had been back a half inch, the shot would have sealed the win for the Nets. Instead, the Bucks went on to win the game and the series in OT. The Nets’ season and championship hopes ended.

Kevin did all he could and pushed himself to the limit to win last night. He played every minute of the game. He gave it his all until the clock read double zero for the second time and the game was over. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough.

Startups are hard, and sometimes founders come up short even when they give it everything they’ve got. It sucks, but that’s life. I think Kevin’s play last night was a great example for founders. Show up and give it your all till the end. Hopefully it’ll turn out great and you’ll win. If not, you’ll have the peace of knowing you did all you could.