It's 3.30AM IST here in Chennai. How do I feel? Excited and scared. Scared because I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen next. Excited because I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen next :) I've spent the last couple of weeks thinking about what I'm going to do. All I know right now is that I want to start a company, and work on a product. I'll let this idea run for a while and see if I'm getting anywhere.
I asked myself—is this the right thing to do? Then I thought—if ever I am going to do something like this, it is going to be now. It is too easy to keep postponing your plans because you are scared to leap. At some point, you just have to shut your eyes and jump! Sometimes you make is across, but even if you dont, you arent worse for it.
Some of the inspiration for this came from Gaurav and Shreyas. Gaurav left Microsoft in Redmond to come back and start a company. Shreyas left Novell to start an Internet radio station for Indian indie music. Very cool! I also subscribed to some blogs. Finally, I got the confidence to go ahead and just do it.
I have a poster with me. Normally, I dont really like these kind of posters, but this one says something like “To discover new lands, you first need to lose sight of the shore.” Of course, it doesnt say anything about ships sinking, mutinies and getting killed by natives :) I've left the shore. Let's see what lies ahead.