How can we tell the difference between quitting and just "letting go" of our startup?
The outcome is the same, but how we feel about each path dramatically changes how we approach it. When we think about "quitting," we feel like a big loser. "Quitting is weak!" we may tell our alpha brains. We associate quitting with giving up, and that feels like a deeper, more humiliating version of failure.
Conversely, letting go feels kinda zen by comparison. It sounds like we've thoughtfully weighed our options and made a mature, worthy decision to move forward on a healthier path.
But are we just kidding ourselves because we're really giving up, or should we be proud of ourselves because we've made a sound decision?
Whenever I contempl...