The biggest challenge with pretty much everything you can and want to do is to start. Time and time again I meet people who tell me about their ideas, who paint a vision for a future they want to create, who are at the brink of starting something. It’s visceral, it’s powerful, it’s energetic… and yet they fail to commit.
Author Steven Pressfield poetically describes this as:
“On the field of the self stand a knight and a dragon. You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon.”
For most (all?) of us resistance is a permanent force we need to battle with. There is always some more thinking which needs to be done before we can start. Some more market research to be conducted. Some more discussions to be had.
The only — literally the only — way to get anything done is to start. And as it is the only way to get something done — you better start now.
What do you do now?