Since leaving the ranks of the employed I’ve been hyper focused on growing my product’s customer base.
It has been painfully slow thus far. The day to day uptake is minuscule at times. Some days there is nothing.
But fortunately if you zoom out and look at the data over a long enough time frame it’s lower-left to upper-right. The business is growing. And as long as the growth is evident, my motivation to continue will remain.
While one’s own intuition is the spark that gets something started, positive feedback from the world at large is what differentiates passion projects from potential businesses.