But you here's a book to help you get started.
If you're looking for something to get you in that work mood, pick Seth's Godin's "Poke the box". It's an easy to read, easy to follow book that creates a bit of mommentum. At the same time, it makes you want to get down to it and start something.
Although failure might be hardwired into what you want to start, poking the box, challenging the status quo or starting - this is the only way you can bring about a good idea. Most times, the result we eventually arrive at is very much different from the idea we started with at the onset.
But without a failed first attempt, there wouldn't be any breakthroughs. The more you start, the more you fail, the better off you are because "the only way to thrive in a world that's chancing is to change yourself".
The thing is, the old model where everyone does what they're told and everyone is rushing to cut costs and deliver the lowest price isn't working any longer. You might be offering the lowest price righjt now, but in a short time, someone else will come along to beat that. To survive you need, besides a production line, a project line: fresh, new initiatives to make chances that matter.
I've read the book over the weekend and it was sort of a breath of fresh air. It provided just the dose of healthy idealism I needed to keep moving, despite the routine that settles into day to day life.
My main take-aways?
- You can't snooze your way to greatness.
- The first rule for doing work that matters: Go to work on a regular basis.
- When in doubt, look for the fear. That's almost always the source of your doubt.
That being said: Keep starting until you finish. :)