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The wonderful thing about math is certainty. Every math problem has an
answer. But entrepreneurship is different. There are no laws that bind
the problem set. There are infinite paths to contemplate when creating
something new. Even worse, the paths keep changing.
The most difficult part of starting
something new is the processing power you must allocate to compute the
onslaught of issues you’ll face that have no answer. Every solution is
indefinite. Every way forward is liable to become obstructed by some
unforeseen impediment. As such, the leader’s greatest fight is against
uncertainty. You can compartmentalize just about everything, but you
can’t unplug from uncertainty.
And know what? Uncertainty is a bitch. It plagues every plan you
hatch, and it eats away at any attempt for peace of mind. For me
personally, uncertainty caused the greatest amount of interference as I
attempted to live my life while starting Behance.
I remember many occasions when I valiantly fought to disconnect –
Christmas, the week of my wedding, my honeymoon, and even the birth of
my daughter. And while I was “there” for all of these moments, 20
percent of my mind’s processing power was preoccupied. It wasn’t any
specific deal or issue that stuck with me. On the contrary, it was the
stuff I didn’t know, the “unknown unknowns.” There was no map for the
voyage ahead, so I felt the need to live and sleep with an eye on the
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