This question came up yesterday from Rahul when I was in the Inker Robotics Startup Stories room on Clubhouse yesterday.
This note captures my responses to the question.
Brace for a 3 to 5 year journey. It’s gonna take a while & there will be bad days.
People networks for support & guidance are critical. Seek them out.
Startups are about economics. Do not get too enamoured with ideas.
It’s an execution game. Keep making progress; every day, every week.
Keep talking to customers. Keep discovering & figuring out how to add value.