Ever wonder what keeps people going? 

Today I listened to some excellent thoughts on how Impact will keep you motivated by Ron Gutman presented by Stanford’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders.

Two specific points that struck me as fundamental.

Have a vision. When things get really really hard, it’s the vision, the purpose that will keep you going. This is the impact. How does what you do impact the world and how can tell that story to others to help inspire them?

Pick the right team. As you hire or partner up, finding the right people is both incredibly difficult and incredibly critical. It starts with passion and buy-in to the mission. You can teach the rest, but passion, shared values, and shared goals are crucial.

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