It is not the only way to build a startup, but building a startup to solve your own problem makes the journey far more satisfying and less challenging.
Of course, if your problem also resonates with even tens of thousands of people, then it’s worth pursuing that startup idea.
But most often or not – it’s always a bad move to start with some hot technology trend where founders don’t feel the problem first hand, so they try to “find the idea” to build some solution.
In such situations, starting is easy, but continuing is hard.
When the going gets tough, which it always does, you need a strong “why” to keep going.
Don’t find ideas.
Find your problems.