I saw this interesting article today: Dangerous Ideas: Getting Started Is Overrated
"you should develop rigorous thresholds that any pursuit must overcome before it can induce action."
"people who succeed in an impressive pursuit are those
Established, over time, a deep emotional conviction that
they want to follow that pursuit.
Have built an exhaustive understanding of the relevant
world, why some succeed and others don't, and exactly
what type of action is required."