Sometimes you have to swim in dirty water

In waterskiing or surfing you sometimes have to face water that isn’t the smoothest, doesn’t have perfect waves, that smells weird, is too cold, or had a recent sewage issue (welcome to Santa Monica Bay). It’s important to be safe, bit its also important to make the best of situations.

Maybe that means you goof around instead of getting a hardcore slalom session in, maybe it means sitting in the ocean waiting for waves, and maybe it means waiting a week for the beach to clean up – or helping clean it up yourself.

If you always wait for perfect scenarios then you’ll really miss out on life, meeting people, and breaking your personal records.

This originates from watersports, but a segue into life and startups is pretty apparent. When was the last time you swam in not the best water? Did you enjoy it anyway?