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Without The Rope

From The Dark Knight Rises:

Prisoner: You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Prisoner: How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible without the most powerful impulse of the spirit: the fear of death.
Bruce Wayne: I do fear death. I fear dying in here, while my city burns, and there's no one there to save it.
Prisoner: Then make the climb.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Prisoner: As the child did. Without the rope. Then fear will find you again.

It is not the same. Climbing out of a well, a pit, with a rope tied to you to ensure you don't hit the ground if you fall, and without a rope attached. It is not the same.

It is not the same. Building a product and shipping it when you know you are not accountable for bringing in the revenues to show a return on the investment made in building the product, and building a product when you know very well that it is your responsibility to earn back what you spend. In one case, there is a rope and in the other, there isn't.

If you want to ship your product, your art, you need to shed the rope. Only then will you successfully make the climb.

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