Never mistake motion for action.
— Ernest Hemingway
One of an entrepreneur’s greatest strengths is their relentless pursuit of a goal. But few realize how this differs from most of the population. Watching others try to solve problems reminded me why entrepreneurs are different.
I happened to be sitting in my wife’s office recently as she was on the phone to my daughter in college. Struggling with one of her classes, my daughter had assured us that she was asking for help — and was reporting on her progress (or lack of it).
She had sent several emails to the resource center asking for help. She was also trying to set up a meeting with her professor. All good, and all part of the “when you’re stuck, ask for help” heuri...