Pushing harder

Today I read this.

As I read I kept thinking – being a startup founder is like riding up a climb.

Your legs are busting, you’re pretty much on the limit, others are falling off the back, you are looking around, wondering, are the other cyclists hurting like you?

It’s not the negative kind of pain, it’s the kind of suffering that you can play with, the kind that inspires, the kind that wants to move to the front of the pack, the kind that knows you can take this all day.

And then you just turn the screws, put the hammer down one watt at a time, until all the demons you’ve be racing away are barking in the background as you just push deeper and deeper and ride stronger and harder.