Sometimes it hard to start. Start a business, start writing, start selling an incomplete product... start.
I've even struggled writing in a brand new, perfectly empty notebook/journal. Is that you? "What if I have to scribble something out... I should probably plan what I'm going to write in it before I write in it!"
Here's a Jedi mind trick for you. It comes from Steve Blanks definition of a startup:
A startup is a temporary organization designed to search for a scalable and repeatable business model. - Steve Blank
That is Steve Blanks DEFINITION of a startup... which is a company... which employs people... thus affecting their livelihoods.
If he can define a business as temporary, I'm guessing you can figure out a way to do it for something smaller... like a notebook (said Peter to himself).
So next time you start something, treat it like its temporary. Here are a couple characteristics of "temporary":
won't last forever - people will forget it soon, so don't worry about screwing up.
limited period of time - you don't have to do it forever.
not permanent - you can change your mind.
So go, treat it like its temporary... and START!
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