There are a lot of things that are hard about being an entrepreneur:
The long hours
The lack of money
Culture clashes between team members
Ability to execute
The hardest thing, though, is knowing when to quit.
When it is your company, and your idea, you cling to it tightly and it’s hard to see any faults with it. The truth is, there may actually be nothing wrong with he idea, but the timing could be wrong, or you could have the wrong team in place, or run out of money…
Or, you could simply have an awesome idea and no passion for it.
Recently, I met someone who had an amazing idea. She was extremely happy to have come up with this idea and was in the process of putting a team together to execute on it, when I noticed that when she talked about it, her voice was kind of “flat”, with no emotion behind it.
I asked her, “What about this idea interests you?”
She said “The world needs it.”
I looked at her. She looked back. We did that for a minute until she really heard what she said.
She then picked up her phone and called her extremely passionate cofounder to tell them that the whole project was theirs, and she was going to find something of her own.
Ask yourself what matters to you about what you are working on now. If it’s truly nothing, then get out.
If it does matter, though, then work it out with your cofounders. They are just people – if you let them know how you feel you have a chance of salvaging your company.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Should-I-leave-a-startup-if-I-am-not-happy-with-my-co-founders-I-am-also-not-really-passionate-about-the-idea-I-think-I-am-wasting-my-precious-years-of-my-life-here-plus-I-have-an-idea-and-want-to-start-working-on-it
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-10