When you meet something difficult the first law is break it down and then just start. Sometimes you just need to start it to get over the intimidation factor. There are a few things that help you to start and I am not speaking of planning. Some people can stay permanently stuck in the planning stages. So plan but then get a move on it and jump in.
It’s never as hard as it seems outside looking in as it is when you are inside the task whatever it may be. It is like jumping off a high rock or a high dive. If you just go do it after seeing how deep it is below you are fine if you stand there and plot and plan chances are you will talk yourself out of it.
The difference between starting and completing a task is you can’t complete anything you have not started. Ending or wrapping up a task a project or a relationship all take skills. You need to pull all the lose ends together and make it come together or apart. You need to have the reasons for why it needs to be this way and they need to be clear and concise.
I heard this program yesterday about companies pitching investors. They loved this one company because they told of the huge numbers in that industry so they would entice investors, they said it was cheaper than all competitors, they said it was stronger and best but not best to investors they said it was very light on the environment. Think this at the beginning. Don’t lie just do things you are passionate about even if they aren’t a big industry. Ask why would you do this and who will want this. At the end what pain have you solved? Why would people be glad they bought or used this product or service etc.?
Everything needs a beginning or start point and an end point. See the end result before you ever start the project, the creation of a product, or a trip. What do you want to get out of it and what need does it fulfill? Then start with gusto and know when to wrap it up.
Bryan Eno Always said less is more. Give enough to make people come back for more of what you are giving so you can start again on something new and exciting.