Chris Myers, CONTRIBUTOR
I write about my journey as a first-time CEO and startup founder
Entrepreneurship, and life in general for that matter, is a never-ending cycle of creation and destruction. Ideas, beliefs, and behaviors ebb and flow evolving to influence our lives in different and often unexpected ways.
Central to this truth is the concept of reinvention. I think that many times, entrepreneurs feel like the act of personal reinvention is tantamount to admitting failure. They’re not wrong.
Failure is an integral part of my life, both personally and professionally. To claim otherwise would be disingenuous. However, I’ve found that failure, while often painful, provides the catalyst for change.
My overarching goal is to acknowledge my mistakes, failures, and shortcomings while working towards becoming a better person and leader.
As Hemingway once said, “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”
However, this radical commitment to self-improvement often easier said than done. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned along my journey.