November 19, 2018
Today I had a day of doubts. Is this project worth the effort? A remarkably vague idea, grab bag of features, and even more vague market.
Screw features, screw sales. There’s a much more specific question.
It was always crystal clear I need such a tool myself. For years I keep making and trying prototypes, one after another.
But what for? Why do I keep coming back to this idea?
I love to solve complex problems. Take pride in it.
Love helping people. It feels good.
Clarity. Focus. Tranquility.
Nice words. These don’t look like solvable by apps at all.
Let’s take a step back.
A complex task is the one that’s complex to imagine. That takes up all your mental capacity. OK, we’re onto something here.
I hate to keep tabs. To worry. To have to keep something in mind. Anything.
The sweet spot is to dive into the scene, quickly sketch up the picture, spot problems and opportunities, act—and then put everything out of my head.
Rinse, repeat. The “rinse” part matters. That’s what gives me superpowers.
The markets and money will follow.