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Self-awareness

I’ve been struggling with something for a long time — how to be honest with myself about my shortcomings and how to overcome them.

For me at least, it’s been incredibly difficult and at times impossible. I’ve come to believe that there is something deeply rooted inside the human psyche that refuses to completely accept that we are imperfect.

Of course this isn’t always unwanted. If we didn’t have a certain amount of pure egotistical madness, how else would we attempt our dreams? The real trick is to figure out what parts you’ll need help with in order to get there instead of blindly believing we can do it all.

This is probably why most investors prefer startups with co-founders as opposed to those with a single founder. You need someone with a very high level of self-awareness to be able to tackle challenges on their own. I suspect that those individuals are fairly rare.