Today I scoured some of the lenses of Squidoo and stumbled upon a webpage by Paul Graham.
In one paragraph he pointed out that ideas don't just happen. They happen because a stimuli hit your head and voila! But in most cases, great ideas are conceived when a problem traps a situation at normal conditions.
This is true.
Great inventions were made from the need to solve problems.
If you're planning on a personal project with hopes of getting it successful in the long run, maybe this article could inspire you somehow. It's a long one but I must say it's worth it.