Today, I woke up feeling great. Admittedly, it was still around 5am, pretty much the time I've been waking up 'naturally' for the past few years, but something was different.
I did not have that churning feeling in my stomach, like someone had just kicked me in the gut. My mind was not going haywire with all the possible disaster scenarios of how my startup was going to fail, how I was going to become an embarrassment to all my friends and investors, how I was going to lose everything and become homeless, and the list goes on.
If you're reading this and nodding, or feeling queazy because you truly understand, then you know what Entrepreneur's Morning Sickness feels like. It is the price we pay (and the daily reality we deal with) when we dare step out and go for it, and attempt to create something that will change the world.
But today was different. Somehow, my heart and gut conspired to tell my mind that I just needed to focus on what is going to happen now, today. I woke up to the realization that tomorrow, or 6 months from now, I will have the opportunity to address whatever comes my way that day. No need to worry about it now - it's no use. It's energy and mental bandwidth wasted, trying to solve a problem that doesn't even exist.
I hope this serves. Frankly, I'm tired of getting kicked in the gut by my imagination.