When I was growing up, I let all my successes get to my head, e.g. being valedictorian of my high school, getting a full-ride scholarship to college, winning national science competitions, etc. But it turns out I'm a painfully-average person, let alone entrepreneur. Probably already peaked in high school.
Launched my app 6 months ago to crickets (it's less crickety now), and what do I have to show for my effort after 6 months?
Yup. Holy hell, if anyone can be anymore average. Or probably even way below average. Average would be $500-$1,000 MRR by this point. I don't even want to log into my Stripe dashboard at all.
My bootstrapped competitors who launched around the same time are surging ahead with $5k MRR and such, like what did I do to suck so freaking badly? Of course they deserve their success, they did many things right, unlike me who was 99% bumping around in the dark.
Yes yes, I'm persisting and moving forward, doing my best with content, marketing, positioning, product development, etc. etc., but my trajectory so far was such a major letdown that I'll say I've failed thus far.
Like, will there be an inflection point in the future? I don't know. I really hope so because I've given it my all, still am.