When was the last time that you had a great idea, but never saw it realized because you got too caught up in all the details?
I have entire Moleskine books full of great ideas that were never realized because I got lost in the minutia. I was so caught up with all these details that nothing ever happened with the idea. Inevitably someone else comes along with a similar idea, and I have lost the competitive advantage I would have had by just getting started on the project. The repetition of this process over and over again has led me to one conclusion; stop thinking and start doing.
Why bother worrying about what could happen in the future, when you can get right into the project and actually see what will happen. Chances are that you will figure out whatever problems may arise, when they do. By over thinking what could happen, not only do your persuade yourself not to take risk, you also plan for contingencies that may never happen.
Why you may be worried about what the consequences of these actions could potentially be, I ask you to think about what you could be missing out on instead. What if your idea does take off? What if you get 300 potential clients knocking your door down asking you to work for them? Those are great problems to have, much better than worrying about where you will get your next client from, or what kind of project you will have to accept just to pay the bills. So next time you think you may have a good idea, why not try it out before writing it off? At the worst you will learn something along the way.