“The obligation: don’t settle. To have all these advantages, all this momentum, all these opportunities and then settle for mediocrity and defend the status quo and worry about corporate politics — what a waste.”
I was extremely lucky with the circumstances I was born into. If I don’t build something great, I won’t feel sorry for myself. I’ll just be unbelievably embarrassed, knowing I didn’t capitalize on my situation. I won’t have any excuse.
Settling for mediocrity (i.e. the status quo) is wildly unappealing to me, and I hope it always will be.