When our start-up team first came together, I told them that their biggest risk was joining the team — and that the rest of the experience would just be filling the holes in the boat. If we sat still, the boat would sink. The faster we moved, the more slowly the water would creep in, and we’d simply plug all the holes over time. The key to surviving the start-up experience is momentum. If you stop moving, the music stops. Most entrepreneurs will admit that the value of having a masterful business plan is overrated. What matters most is your ability to keep moving and pushing your ideas forward, yard by yard.