Solve your problems!

They say that you have to love yourself first to be able to love other.

I believe that!

So why do I only attempt to solve other people problems and not solve mine?

Most professions are about solving other people problems. Software Development is mainly about that. But have you ever asked yourself what you can do or have been doing to solve your problems?

If you have a problem, there is a HUGE possibility that other people have it too.

Why not create a solution for that problem and if its a good approach, sell it to everyone out there that feels the same.

By doing that, You are the FIRST customer/user of that solution. You’ll feel and think directly before anyone else if its good or not. And even if it’s only good for you, and don’t sell anything, even like that, You solved Your problem! You are happy with the solution! With that peace of mind, You have one less problem to think about it and you can focus more in creating solutions for other people problems.

Try it! Think a little about your problems!


4 comments so far

  1. Nuno Peralta (@nunop) on

    Couldn’t agree more with you!
    At least, when solving other people problems, think of how would you react to the solution you are making, if you were the customer who’s going to use your solution.

    • Rafael Ribeiro on


      As much as you try to “use other people shoes”, they are not really yours. It will feel uncomfortable, you won’t be able to have the same experience. If the problem is also yours, then your feelings and thoughts are true.

      For example, you as a parent of two children know how it really feels to be their parent, to have someone that matters even more than yourself. I on the other hand, don’t have children yet. I look forward to, but I can only imagine how it feels. And that my friend, makes the whole difference.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Tiago Pontes on


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