“I have to have the perfect idea”
Too many people delay founding because they’re waiting for the perfect, fully-formed idea to emerge. In reality, startup ideas are constantly in flux.
A startup idea isn’t a single eureka moment of insight or inspiration. It’s something you create by exploring a hunch.
The only way to validate or invalidate an idea is through working on the problem you’re trying to solve. Start by formulating a sense of what ideas you might be uniquely well placed to work on, and then connect with customers who will allow you to experiment with, iterate, and improve your idea over time.
A lot of people delay founding because they’re waiting for the day that they become “ready”. In reality, the only way to become ready is to start. You can’t become an exceptional pianist by reading books – you have to actually play. The same is true of founders. To increase your chances of success, start now, and be ready to learn as you go.