In the beginning, there is everything — a lot of potential, ideas, and ambition. Before businesses start, everything is up for grabs. The potential is tantalizing — a clean canvas waiting to be painted.
Later on, when founders start operating the business, it’s a big incomprehensive mess. No clearly defined borders. No idea who should pick up what kind of tasks exactly, and that’s perfectly fine.
At the end, when the business is successful, the canvas looks like a work of art.
Creating something out of nothing is a messy process. Embrace the mess in the middle.