If we had had a spare moment to question our ability to get certain things done within our specified deadlines, we would have given up before even starting.
But since we didn't have that time, we just pushed on.
There are certain advantages to having known each other since we were 12. Added to that, are the advantages of spending 8 hours a day, 5 days a week together in the same room.
Because when the shit hits the fan and we need to accomplish in a single day what should take WEEKS by any sane measure, we manage to communicate quickly, efficiently, effectively, in a kind of shorthand that is incomprehensible to anybody else.
"The dedicated merchant page, that link, pissing me off. Now or later?"Imagine that all day long.
"First yes, second no"
It's ASTONISHING that what we've produced makes ANY sense at all.