If you are a software entrepreneur, then you know how it feels to overthink things. You have a product idea and you want to take action, but you fear failure. You can't get yourself to start or continue the project because of fear or some other self-imposed limitation.
Here's how to take action:
- Get Uncomfortable. When you're unhappy with your current situation, you'll find ways to improve it. Still living with your parents? Strike out on your own and watch how quickly you'll replace video games with coding your SaaS so you can escape wage slavery.
- Recognize that you don't need to have everything in place before you can start. Ideas can evolve, and probably should, to better satisfy your customer's needs. If you don't have a system for completing a task, whether it's coding, creating content, or anything else important in your business, just start with some quick notes. With each iteration, add more detail to those notes. Eventually, you'll have a well-refined procedure for completing the task in less time than it took you at the start.
- Visualize yourself 5 years from now, then look at where you are today and compare. Before starting a boring business task, watch 2-3 short videos about things you'll have and situations you'll be in if you take action and your business takes off. This helps you get uncomfortable. Watching a video about the new Lamborghini Countach will make it uncomfortable to imagine driving your 2004 beater 5 years from now.