| ||Ask HN: How to know if you should stop doing startups?|
39 points by throwaway127890 2 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 41 comments |
|I've been doing the startup thing for a decade now. Founded my first company and we raised a few million and had an OK exit - that is to say, I can scrape by without working too hard for the rest of my life, but this would be a mediocre result and career, at best.|
So it's been a few years since then and I've been trying to start new things. Nothing seems to stick -- there's no excitement from other people, and I can't seem to stay focused on an idea for more than a few months.
The hype around startups now is also a drag, tbh... It was fun when it was geeky nerds building stuff, and now it's like everyone and their mother is a marketing machine. On top of that, I can't help but wonder if the world really needs another Canva or Airtable or whatever... Yet this is where everyone seems to want to be.
So... I spend more time debating ideas and giving up on them than I do actually building anything.
So now I'm wondering: should I just get a job? Part of my knows I will regret doing that but I also feel like I'm getting stale and useless.
Anyone else been in this situation? How'd you get out of it?
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