Om Suthar

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Whatís your advice for indie hackers who are just starting out?

Some or all of this will sound cliche, but it really rings true in my experience. Love what you are working on the way you need air to breathe because thatís where the perseverance and grit you need will come from. The concept of a startup is to compress all the pain, learnings, and growth from a five-year timespan down to two to three years. Check in with yourself throughout the process, manage expectations and your relationship with yourself; itís a marathon, not a sprint. Just because you worked hard doesnít mean youíre entitled to results, itís simply a qualifier for the opportunity to catch a break. Like swimming, youíre trying to build a rhythm for yourself to keep going and string together a bunch of breaks towards a goal.

ó Seneca the Younger