Looking back at both mine and friends that I have who are founders, I noticed only one regular pattern: Persistence.
A founder, on average, suffers daily from:
- 2.5 times of mental breakdown
- 1.5 times of self doubt
- 3 times of external limits that are being imposed
- excruciating pain of silent demand
- financial problems
Hence, the actual job a founder is persisting these problems. It is about getting up, even without spending 30 minutes being down.
Anyone can do the rest.