Startup failure is knowing our friends aren't asking about our startup because they already know we've failed.
It's knowing we're the punchline of community gossip, sometimes from fellow Founders who might have a right to joke, but mostly from those who don't.
It's about trading that exciting victory we dreamed about for the nightmare that kept us from sleeping at all.
Anxiety, however, can be a powerful motivator.
It's often a terrible, awful kind of energy that rots us to the core while accomplishing nothing useful. That's unless we judo-move that energy into something that powers us toward something positive.
We can stay up all night with our anxiety or we can stay up all night working on our next great ...