The Long Slow Run

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” — Richard Branson

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I’ve never been a fast runner. I was so shy about this. I often ended up choosing hidden running track to avoid people so that I could feel free to run real slow. Back then I didn’t realise that the beauty about running is that I can go at my own pace. There’s no reason to compare myself to anyone else as we have different goals and stamina levels.

And I feel the same way with the startup world. Ever since I founded my own company 3 months ago, I saw a lot of other startups moving so fast: they raised more money, they built more features, they shipped more products, they closed more deals, they hired more people.

Here I am, still working on my MVP.

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My road to entrepreneurship has been challenging and humbling on the same time as I need to pull myself out of the comfort zone constantly.

From swallowing my pride by doing cold outreach to ask for sponsorship to studying game design from scratch.

From doing tedious research on German paperworks to regularly beating my public speaking fears to pitch my company on stage.

From leaning on others by asking for help to learning to accept failure and rejections with grace.

These made me realise that we are in this life on a learning journey.

My entrepreneurship goals have always been to grow and be of use. I got sidetracked because I kept on looking right and left. Now I will get my focus back to make life a little better for those I am trying to serve, while continue to keep on learning and committing in this long slow run.

As my former Boss used to say, “Jeder Tag ist ein Schultag”.

Every day is a school day, indeed.

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