Entrepreneurship as Art
Repositioning entrepreneurship as art is powerful.
As Jacqueline Novogratz later shared, choosing a life of impact can mean choosing a life of pain. And as I’ve realized this year with Amal, entrepreneurship is indeed painful. And it’s lonely. And exhausting. And can even be depressing. But in the end, it’s worth the labor pains, because ultimately art is born.
And the beautiful thing about art is that it defies the oppression of perfection, as there is no such thing as perfect art. Indeed, we might not ever know how it affects someone. Or who it affects. Or even when it affects them.
But somehow we can know that art/entrepreneurship matters. That it inspires. That it changes “the way things are.” And that ultimately, it makes the world a better place.