"At Least I Fucking Tried"

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“Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut, not everyone was born to be a king, not everyone can be Freddie Mercury, but everyone can raise a glass and sing. Well I haven’t always been a perfect person, and I haven’t done what mom and dad had dreamed, but on the day I die I’ll say ’at least I fucking tried’That’s the only eulogy I need.” 

- Frank Turner, Eulogy

First off, I still haven’t given up on becoming an astronaut. 

Next up, I’m going to keep this post ultra short because it wasn’t planned. 

Now to the point: entrepreneurs, musicians, and all forms of doers have their really up days and their really down days. Sometimes they even have both high-highs and low-lows in the same day. It’s a goddam roller coaster, but let’s all keep in mind that we pay good money to ride a good roller coaster. Let’s keep in mind the fact that all us folks in startup land are on the best damn roller coaster out there and some of you punks are getting paid good money to be on it. 

At the end of the day just say to yourself  'at least I fucking tried,’ and hopefully each time it’s ‘at least I fucking tried my best.’ If you can say that, there isn’t a whole lot more you can do. 

Keep pushing forward, friends.

Disclosure: the link to the song was done using Refer.ly - one of my favorite new companies.