It isn’t figuring out how to solve the problem,
or deciding what approach will work best.
It isn’t sussing out what tactics to use,
or who will be your partners and your competitors.
It’s not figuring out product-market fit,
and it isn’t even hammering out how you’re going to convince skeptics of your story.
The hardest thing is figuring out what’s really important to you.
The things you want to work for.
The things that are worth sustained energy and sacrifice.
It’s the act of clearing away the dross, of quieting the voices that are the noise, not signal, streaming through your head.
The moment you state your goal is the moment you can’t hide from it.
It’s the moment you have to stop pretending that you don’t know exactly what it is that you are here to do.