I think most everyone who wants to create or invent something can not wait until their finished product is launched and they can begin to watch their numbers, or whatever it is they consider to be success. However before you can get to that point you’ve got to make little steps of progress in order to get there. It’s a pain in the ass, but that’s the only way you reach that point at which you can watch your numbers.
I’m continuing to plug along on my personal project (not ready to say what exactly), and I’m making progress. I dare say that I’ve made more progress on this project than any of my other projects. A big part of my progress is because I’m getting up at 5:30 AM and getting stuff done. It’s not much time, but I’m now attempting to do this three days a week. I’m not sweating the time it’s taking me. I’m actually enjoying it.
But I find myself starting to become paralyzed by over analysis. It’s happened before and it will continue to happen. But I’ve found that making little steps of progress has helped. Just concentrate on one thing. Even if it’s as simple as putting Google Analytics on the home page. That’s progress. There have been two mornings that I was supposed to get up, that I didn’t, but I made up for it by working in the evening while the TV was on. Step by step I will get there!
Best of luck on your projects and may your progress keep you going!