Entrepreneurs should (sometimes) act like toddlers…

Last week was a long and busy week for many reasons.  On Tuesday night, my daughter decided that she was going to try and jump off the couch and sail over a variety of her toys.  Except, like Evel Knievel on a bad day, she failed to make the jump.  Not only that but she landed on a plastic bug catcher (somewhat like this), which promptly shattered and sliced open her foot in several places.  Blood everywhere and an utterly inconsolable daughter.  For about 20 minutes.  And then it was back to normal except for no jumping or running for a few days while her foot healed.  She now happily recites the story of “the big accident” and how she needs to be careful when jumping off the couch.  Lesson learned and life is good again.

As an entrepreneur, you often find yourself in the position of thinking that some giant leap is a really good idea, only to later find out that it was actually a pretty ill-conceived plan that had some major holes in it.  But if you can leap, learn and move on, you’ll be much the better for it.

P.s.  I hate Barney.  No, that’s not relevant to the topic, it’s just a related fact.

1 comment for “Entrepreneurs should (sometimes) act like toddlers…

  1. May 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    That's a shame 'cos Barney loves yooooooooouuuuuu

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