“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr
When we face a problem, the crucial thing is to recognize what parts we can control and what parts we can't control.
What parts are up to us:
What parts are not up to us:
Choosing to complain, argue, or give up leads to nowhere. It is important to focus on what we can change; on where we can make improvements. If, for example, your startup didn’t receive an investment - that isn’t up to you. What is, is trying again or completing a pivot.
Be focused only on things that you can change