So you have a great idea? You’re like many of us in this world, and you may even have several good ideas.

The reality is that most people don’t act on their ideas. Or, they wait too long to act.  It’s a big problem that causes all types of struggles for those that want to be entrepreneurs.  Here’s the top 3 reasons why getting started is the hardest but most important step in your startup.

  1. You’re likely leaving your comfort zone – Getting started is hard. You may have a comfortable day job that pays the bills. You may not like speaking in front of a potential investor.  Or you may simply prefer to watch TV at night instead of work on your dream.  If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to start.  And to start, you have to get out of your comfort zone.  If you ask any successful entrepreneur, they will tell you the big thing that led to their success was getting out of their comfort zone.  If you’re comfortable and content, you aren’t moving forward.
  2. It costs money – You didn’t really expect some savvy investor to come dump a bunch of money in something you haven’t invested in yourself, did you? You must invest yourself. You need to invest your time, your money, your vision, and your passion before an investor will even sniff.
  3. It will cost you your dreams if you don’t – If you don’t get off your bottom and do it, you’ll never be able to live that dream and vision you have in your head. Not tomorrow. Today.  If you don’t do it, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.  Get motivated and get started!