On the flight from Melbourne just now, I found a quote that someone put on a post-it note for me about a year ago:
"All great achievements require time."
- Maya Angelou
She was right.
I looked back at our work over the last year, all the little milestones we had along the way, all the advice and help we received, and I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I wish I had taken some more time over the last year to send thank you notes to people, to let them know how much they mean to us. I guess Thanksgiving is the designated time to remind us of those emotions, but that had slipped by without notice.
I had spent a couple of hours on two separate days during this Melbourne trip with Mark, one of the wisest friends I have. He had been working on his medtech business for about eight years, and it is on the verge of going gangbusters.
Eight long years.
I can barely imagine how many trials and adversities he faced; getting up each time, dusting himself off and continuing. The grit that he has!