Dreams cost money and your dream of a startup might cost you a lot more than you think. The questions become about how far you're willing to go and how much you're willing to invest to make it happen.
If you aren't willing to go all in, you aren't going for the win.
Building a business from the ground up is not for everyone and for those who embark on this journey be warned that the seas will get stormy and the bank accounts will dwindle several times over before you reach any version of success. In fact, success will likely be tough to define.
The money has to come from somewhere to keep your business growth moving in the right direction. Generally the options are to fund yourself, get and investor or win the lottery. The first one has limited resources, the second will put a noose around your neck and the third is allusive. There are of course angel investors, which are comparable to the lottery and we hope you run into them exactly when you need them. Queue rom-com scene where perfect couple collides spilling something on one another and love blossoms.
Money comes and goes, true love makes things grow.
You could be cringing from that cheese ball line and we wouldn't fault you for doing so, however no amount of money can replace loving what you do. You have to be insanely passionate to stay the course over the longterm. Being committed to going the distance no matter what is often more important that having the money to get there. With commitment you'll hunt and gather to find the necessary resources. It's not always about money. Invest in yourself. The act of making your own ideas come true might be enough motivation to push you to make them happen. What are you waiting for?