As a curious person, I need to admit that I started more projects than I ever finished.
I started writing a book some months ago and never finished writing it. I drafted a long list of article ideas but haven’t come close to writing half of them. I even launched a few small side businesses and all of them ended up going nowhere.
People don't talk about this because it isn’t sexy. It’s easier to brag about what they’ve started and launched instead of talking about what they’ve failed to ship.
But failure to finish and to ship is common among creatives and entrepreneurs. And often, they’re more important than getting started.
Starting is hard at first but It quickly gets easier
If you’re someone who stands on the edge and been wanting to take a leap for a long time, you may disagree with me. Most people find it hard to get started because of the fears, uncertainties, and ambiguity that comes with doing something they’ve never done before.
But in order to get something done, you need to get started. You need to fight against the fears and resistance to taking the very first leap. You need to stop analyzing and start acting.