Startup Founders are not entitled to success, yet we sure act like it.
When we're sitting in a room full of Founders or pouring through social media, we're inclined to think everyone is "killing it" but us. We hear of these meteoric rises, huge funding rounds, and big exits and invariably wonder when all that goodness will happen to us.
What we form is an "entitlement to success." We believe that because we see so much of it happening elsewhere, by virtue of that, it's only a matter of time until it happens to us.
What we miss when creating that entitlement is just how flawed the foundation of that premise is and what a house of cards we create with our own expectations.
In the early days of our formation, when we'r...