I was 15 years old, inspired by Zuckerberg and Jobs, brimming with ideas for companies I wanted to build when I grew older. My strategy was simple, find great engineers and work with them to build great companies. I was supposed to be Steve Jobs, just waiting to meet his Steve Wozniak.
I was the "ideas guy", unironically, but one day, when sharing this brilliant strategy of mine casually with a friend, he asked me
I didn't have any good reason why, and it made me suddenly feel very embarrassed and dumb. It made me pause and rethink about my life -
"why not build it myself? Why not learn to code? Why can I not learn this thing that so many other people have learnt? I am smart enough, right? I should be able to teach myself how to code. All the information is already available online, for free. I can do it. This would be easy for me!"
At first, I started with a few simple resources like W3Schools, learing the basics of HTML. I built basic websites and blogs on Google Sites, Weebly, WordPress, Blogger etc. But that was not sufficient.