Fight Momentum Swings

Sam Altman talks about how important it is to have momentum.

In the last few months since we started working on MagicBus, we’ve felt the momentum swings.

I think momentum comes from building off of different small wins.

Sometimes I feel like I am in a slump and fall behind on emails; things just don’t feel right.

The only way to fight this slump is to face everything head on.

We have a task list. I find that ticking things off the list everyday is a great way to gain momentum.

Getting to inbox zero is also another way to get back the momentum. Sometimes I discover a great gem in the pile of emails. and I wish I had seen it sooner.

More often than not, momentum comes from our customers. When I see how excited they get, I know we are onto something really important, and that feels great.

Sam Altman told the story of Facebook’s growth team in the early days. How small wins from the team helped turn the company’s momentum around. When I’m in a slump I see my cofounders in a slump, too.

We should help each other.


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