Monday, 20 July 2015

Mae'n anodd

    So many things in life are difficult. Getting it right with your loved ones, turning an idea into a business, staying healthy, staying sane, staying trim, learning Morse, even as you might guess from the title, learning Welsh (The double-d is pronounced like the "th" in "heather", by the way).
    You can't succeed at everything you try. Sometimes the things you fail at are real belters, things that profoundly affect the course of your life, other times they're pretty minor, things that while disappointing aren't going to make much difference.
    So I've had a few wins over the last month or two, and this week it looks as if I'll have a fail. Not serious, at the product level rather than the enterprise level. Something I've put some effort into may well not come off. It brings to mind one of the things that differentiates Silicon Valley startup culture from UK startup culture, over there business failure is seen as valuable experience while all too often here it's seen as a stigma. This has certainly been valuable experience, and it's fortunate that it's come in a way without too much collateral damage.
    Yeah, it's difficult.


  1. Sorry to hear that - hope the next one pans out!

  2. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money working out that I can't play the piano, but the experience was invaluable to the rest of my musical life.

  3. Good luck with the Welsh. How strange that we should both do posts with Welsh titles, within a couple of hours of each other. Our mutual friend Lucy spotted the coincidence.

  4. Thinking of you, Jenny. You're a guru and sooner or later that will pay off.


  5. Thanks all :)

    Wasn't it Dolly Parton who is supposed to have said something like "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap"? It's taken me a lot of time to speak Welsh this badly :)

    My gurudom does seem a little indistinct at times though...