Constant failure and challenges are destroying my mental health

I have a SaaS startup with a few employees. We have some revenue enough to pay the employees, but not enough to pay myself. I do have enough income from other ventures to pay the bills.

It seems like I’m constantly facing endless struggles and failures and I’m completely worn out. We have maybe 3 months before we finish the app, but I’ve completely lost motivation: we’re running into huge issues/bugs with the software and I’m not sure if it’s going to be possible to even finish the product and provide something that’s useful.

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I have a SaaS startup with a few employees. We have some revenue enough to pay the employees, but not enough to pay myself. I do have enough income from other ventures to pay the bills.

It seems like I’m constantly facing endless struggles and failures and I’m completely worn out. We have maybe 3 months before we finish the app, but I’ve completely lost motivation: we’re running into huge issues/bugs with the software and I’m not sure if it’s going to be possible to even finish the product and provide something that’s useful.

We do have interested customers. But I’m just fearful we’re not going to be able to create something that actually solves the problem. It just feels like our app is too hard and doesn’t quite solve the problem in its current forms.

How do you guys stay motivated when facing challenges like this? How can I make myself slog through the shit, figure it out, and keep moving? I feel so done

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Sometimes you just need to take a day off, relax and recharge.

The other thing I’ve found that helps is make sure to track little wins/progress throughout the day/week.

In reality startups are hard, its ok to struggle sometimes, the important thing is to keep going

It sounds like you’ve got at least an MVP, if not a relatively functional product. You’re almost there, get it polished enough to launch it, THEN CELEBRATE THE WIN!

@apfejes’s recommendation of Continuous Improvement is spot on. Life and apps are never perfect. So learn from each experience and celebrate the small victories. It’s a marathon friend, not a sprint.

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July 17, 2020, 7:53:44 PM

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