I listened to a spotter entrepreneur tell his story about his early days. He found someone who had potential and invested in developing that person. The spotter bankrolled everything himself. Things didn’t go well. He was down to his last two months of cash and starting to panic. If he ran out of cash, he’d have to fire everyone. He knew his reputation would take a blow.
He decided to stick with his plan and keep fighting. Then things started to work well, and his investment in the other person paid off handsomely. His big takeaway from that experience was this: success and failure live next door to each other. If you can still wake up and act, don’t give up. You’re closer to success than you know. The separation between success and failure can be smaller than you realize. Your chances of success increase when you keep fighting. Said differently, don’t give up. Keep going!