For the people who know me, IT startups are a real passion and I love building companies, and have had some success and some failures. This morning an email arrived with an interesting quote that rang true for me:

Wanna-be’s believe what they’re told, believe their own assumptions. Entrepreneurs do original research and determine what paths have been already trod.  

This is a big item to be successful in my book, and I have seen many people with blind faith wasting energy in trying to succeed at something that was doomed for failure. Although just because people say it wont work doesnt mean you should stop, it just means you need to prove/test your assumptions.

Never be scared to fail and be strong enough to admit that you were wrong and move onto the next idea.