If you’re waiting until you’re ready to start a project, stop.
Technically you’re never “ready.”
There’s always more research to do…
There’s always more testing to do…
There’s always more planning to do…
Problem is, that’s what’s stopping you…the failure to act.
Take advice from someone whose started a number of projects that haven’t turned out successful: you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Just like hurt is inevitable in relationships, failure is bound to happen at some point in business/your career. Deal with it.
What’s helpful to know is by NOT doing anything you’re making a choice:
Every action or inaction you take has a cost. Most of the time the cost of doing NOTHING is more painful.
Use the analogy of going to the gym. The hardest part is getting there, but once you arrive rarely do you regret it. The feeling of accomplishment after completing a workout should overpower not feeling like going.
Today monetizing a passion doesn’t mean quitting your job to start a business. It includes creating a side hustle. If you think of your career as a financial investment, doesn’t it make more sense to diversify than go all-in on one role?
Freelancing will soon pass up full-time employment in the job market. That means multiple streams of income is the future of survival. If you currently don’t love selling, get used to it.
You and I value mentors because of their experience. Without starting something you lack it. Trial and error is still the best teacher, so in order to grow stop thinking and start doing.
That’s how every successful company got to where they are now: they started.
Dreaming is overrated.
Execution is what counts.