"I'm convinced that founders need to be absolutely crazy to start a company. It's not the long hours or instability that makes it tough, it's the soul-grinding lows that puts the founder in a constant existential crisis with no relief in sight. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. As entrepreneurs we set out on our journey with the certainty of darkness. It is how we manage ourselves during these downtimes that are critical to our success."
- Jimi Smoot
"soul-grinding" is apt.