Ideas are easy. We have them all day long and sometimes, they’re really good (or at least, we’d like to think they are). Everyone daydreams about putting together a particular project whether it be a novel, a song, a piece of art or even a business venture. The steps to get from A to B to Complete are where we tend to stumble.
There are any number of excuses why we don’t start a project (let alone finish it). Everything from not having enough time to feeling instantly overwhelmed by the scope of vision can contribute to a premature failure. The author Steven Pressfield calls this Resistance and it can take many forms. Anything from procrastination to fear of failure or even sensitivity to criticism can hold us back from reaching a goal.