When you can’t make the turn, riding a motorcycle, sometimes you have to accelerate. Slowing down will decrease forward momentum, as well as the angle with which you can turn. Not releasing the throttle or even speeding up to make the turn feels very counter-intuitive. It requires a unique mindset. A mindset that doesn’t come around often.
Taking a turn while approaching a proverbial wall, every fiber in your body is screaming, slow down. That’s what it feels like (most of the time) to run a startup.
The tenacity to not release the throttle, even accelerate, is what separates entrepreneurs suitable for a new, innovative business model from those suitable for an attested and proven business model.