So I’ve had an idea for a couple years that I recently decided to actually pursue. I’ve built a brand, website and have put a lot of time and some money into it. To my knowledge, there was no service or app for what I had in mind and it’s an industry I am very passionate about so naturally I was very excited.
Today I discovered an app that was launched in Feb of this year that does pretty much what I was planning on doing, just a little more basic and a few less features than I had in mind. The app is something I’d probably try to use myself if I wasn’t trying to pursue my own. I felt crushed. Of course I thought of just scrapping it and moving into the next one, but this is what I want to do with my life and I genuinely care about it; wether I make money or not. I think I’ve convinced myself to keep going and just be better/different than them but it’s still bothering me.
Does anyone have any similar stories to tell? What did you do? How did you deal? Do you move on? I’d love to hear some experiences that might help me gather myself back together.
EDIT: wow thank you everyone for the replies. I’ve never seen such a positive group of people with constructive comments on Reddit. Thank you all and I will be updating you guys as the process moves.