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Fear of Shipping

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan
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Fear of Shipping

I’ve lost count of the number of times I have failed even before I started.

How could that be possible, you ask?

I failed to ship.

Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer wrote:

“Finishing” or “shipping” things is essential to success. For the longest time, I’ve been very afraid of “shipping” things. There are so many reasons to hesitate to ship something. All sorts of things could go wrong which could have negative consequences.

I can certainly identified with that.

Many of the reasons I hesitated to ship can be broadly categorized into three areas.

While some of those reasons may be valid, the consequences of not shipping is real too.

Seth Godin puts it this way:

It’s not clear you have much choice, though. A life spent curled in a ball, hiding in the corner might seem less risky, but in fact it’s certain to lead to ennui and eventually failure.

The best way to motivate yourself to ship is this.

Joel suggested, choose to focus on the fear of not shipping, instead of focusing on the fear of shipping.

Are you letting the fear of shipping hold you back from creating your online course?

Melvyn Tan

Despite living the good life at midlife, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. My aim here is to reinvent midlife, learn new skills, and understand how the world works post-COVID.