Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.
The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect.
“Nothing works better than just improving your product.”
“Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.”
“Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.”
“Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.”
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”