(Pulse Check #18) Analysis Paralysis

I have a book sitting on my shelf about being successful, another one about becoming an entrepreneur and still another one about growing a business.

I haven't read any of them, and I think that's one of the keys to my success.

I have dozens of more books where I've only read a chapter or two and put them down, never to be touched again.

Instead, I focus most of my time on doing, implementing, and taking action.

Too often, people get caught up thinking they need to know more about a subject before they can begin. They think there's one more secret, one more missing piece of the puzzle.

And they're right, there's a bunch of missing pieces, but you'll never find them in books.

You won't find them in YouTube videos, podcasts, or even courses.

The only way to discover those missing pieces is in the doing part.

When I finally find a missing piece, and I need to learn more about a specific topic, I learn just enough to keep going.

I repeat that each time I get to a sticking point, but I don't waste days, weeks, or months becoming book smart on anything.

I focus on small bits of information to solve a particular problem. If that means I only need to read one or two chapters in a book, that's all I read. Then I move on.

So what are you putting off doing because you feel like you need to know more?

And let me challenge you a bit…

Is that really the reason you haven't started, or is that an excuse because you're afraid you might fail?

Failure isn't fatal. It's another opportunity to learn and discover where you need to grow.

It is not something to be afraid of.

Can you push through that fear and start anyways?

Is there one thing you can do right now to get started?

Even if it's something as small as registering your website, filing to open your LLC, or making a post on Facebook declaring your intention to become a healthcare entrepreneur…

Once you do one thing, it becomes easier to do the next and the next, and that momentum keeps building.

Whatever you need to do to get started, do it now. You don’t have time to wait until next week…

-Jason Duprat, MBA, MSA, CRNA