Today I thought about spring 2021 vs. spring 2020. What a stark difference. A year ago, we faced a massive amount of uncertainty and were deep in a once-in-a-century pandemic. The world stood still for a while, something that had been unthinkable. We’re not in the clear yet, but we’ve come a long way.
The last year is a macro example of how quickly things can change. The world was thrown a blistering curveball that felt unhittable to many. We had more questions than answers. Things looked bleak. But we’ve navigated a lot of that uncertainty and we’re generally in a better place than we were a year ago.
Founders will face tons of challenges on their journey, but they should remember that their current reality isn’t necessarily a predictor of their future. Things can change for the better very quickly. Next time you’re in a tough spot, just remember that in a few months or a year, things could have taken a 180 turn. Hang in there.