My 3 year old has a cold again. She coughed all night. Sleep sucked. My head hurts. I have a cold now too. My day also entails trying to figure out why our search engine traffic to Highrise has been sucking. I’m frustrated.
But with the little bit of wisdom that comes with age, I realize more and more that my youthful desire to eradicate all the problems in my life was pointless. There’s always going to be a new problem I need to deal with. The sick kid. Her 3-year-old tantrums. The challenges growing a business already well ahead.
And worrying about search engine traffic is far from the frustration I felt in that gas station 20 years ago. The problems I had running a startup trying to gain just a tiny bit of traction in 2006 was so much worse compared to running a business today with tens of thousands of happy paying customers today.
Jim wasn’t wrong at all. We can’t eradicate our problems. Best we can try to do is trade up.
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