Users had highlighted MULTIPLE feature gaps.
After months of effort, I felt defeated.
Then one of my early mentors, said something that stuck with me:
“We’re not trying to solve all problems.”
“Our goal is to solve a few, high value problems.”
“The rest we need to leave unsolved for now.”
He was being honest. Startups have limited resources.
Takeaway: Users will ask for many problems to be solved. Our job is to stay focused on the core product mission and the highest impact problems.
When those get solved, we earn the opportunity to solve more problems.