You need it. Does anyone else?

The classic startup founder story goes like this: our hero was living an ordinary life when suddenly, they encountered a massive personal problem that demanded a solution. With unwavering determination, they embarked on a heroic quest to fix it, dedicating their lives to the cause.

It's a nice story, but it's missing the point.

Here's the thing: I don't care why you decided to build something. What matters is whether other people want you to build it. Is there an actual need that extends beyond your personal life?

If you pour your heart and soul into solving a problem that only matters to you, without considering how many others need the same solution, you risk creating something utterly pointless. It's like starting a fuel delivery startup—and yes, people are building that nonsense in every city worldwide.

Just because you need something doesn't guarantee that the rest of the world wants, needs, or cares about it. Before investing your time and energy, find out if there's a genuine demand.

Don't be the founder who builds a product nobody wants. Instead, be the one who identifies a widespread need and creates a solution that people can't wait to embrace.

The choice is yours: build for yourself or build for the world. Which path will you take?

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