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Watching an entrepreneur fail is sad, but watching them fail from a lack of nerve is tragic.

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I keep thinking about Steve Blank's Xconomy piece, You'll be dead soon.

I found it uplifting that sometimes all you need to do is adjust your attitude.

A colleague of mine was not as optimistic, claiming that it's sad that someone could be so close and still not be able to succeed.

As entrepreneurs, we grapple with our emotions every day.

I will go back to Steve Blank's story in the future when I need it.

I have to say, this is pretty helpful. Managing emotions is tough.

Managing emotions is the toughest thing a founder has to do.

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