I know what you're talking about Seun. So I wanted to actually go out on a limb. It's one of the scariest things I think people in civilized society can do. It's to say they're going to do something. Say it unabashed and yet continue to say it aloud.
One thing I respect Gary Vee a ton for is his consistent announcement of how he will buy the New York Jets. A lot of people laugh at him, some people now cheer him on. And me, I don't care about the Jets, but I do admire his poise and vision. I admire this in anyone as long as they are doing it out of love. Anyways, another thing that Gary has been saying is something along the lines of I wish so much that I documented my dark years. I spent so many years not saying shit. And I regret it. That's why I'm documenting everything now. Because I don't want anyone to come after it's been done and say things like, oh easy for you to say now that you've made it. Imagine how great if all the people we admire now in all their glory had documented their come-up... back when they were nothing.
We all want to be great, and are willing to come back to our roots to show off that we made it. But not many of us are willing to go out on a limb and say yes they do want a lot. They'd rather hide in the shadow of humbleness. Maybe not everyone, but I believe a lot, and I was one of the many.
So after about a year of listening to Gary Vee shout into my face out of my laptop screen, I'm beginning to put it out there. So Seun, if I ever become anything usable in the future as a success story, then show them this as, hey this guy wrote this before he made it. There can not be a survivorship bias here. And if I never make it to such heights, then share my story anyways, as an example of how one can learn from those who fail as well.
Anyways, what's my version of buying the Jets? Joel and I are going to create stories and move a lot of emotions with them. I know, not as concrete as Gary's, but that's truly all I care about. But let me translate this to something more concrete for human and economic speak. Joel and I will make good money (+500 K in 2019 time value ) so that we can just make stories full time before we are dead. Until then, I'm fine trying til I'm dead.