There’s the feeling that you’re starting something, and then there’s actually starting something.
The difference is important.
Scheduling a meeting to talk about doing something isn’t starting.
Thinking about doing something isn’t starting.
Here’s a rule of thumb: if the work only exists in your mind, you have not started yet.
Seth Godin put it best in his book Poke the Box where he writes that “[starting is] going beyond the point of no return. Leaping. Committing. Making something happen.”
What kind of work do you care about the most? How will you start?