We are busier than ever. However, despite the number of things we are doing, we are not really accomplishing much. The problem is, we are performing a tremendous number of small and insignificant tasks that eat up a huge portion of our day.
It's important to differentiate between being efficient and being effective. Being efficient means getting the maximum output of any given result from the minimum input of resources. However, being effective means actually getting the right result. Being efficient, and performing a lot of tasks, is irrelevant if you are not actually getting the right results.
If you have the correct productive habits, your results will become astronomically positive. If you have destructive or counterproductive habits, your results will become astronomically negative. Your habits can either work for you or against you.
Do not fall into the trap of fooling yourself into thinking all of your delays are preparation. Over-preparation is one of the most common traps preventing people from getting started on their goals. They try to learn everything before they start. Even the very top-level professionals don't know everything. Everyone always has to learn on the job.
It is important to feel fear. If you ever find yourself in a position where you are no longer feeling fear, it means you are no longer pushing the envelope and you're not setting big enough goals. If you are not feeling any fear, you should reassess your situation and set more audacious goals. Once you begin feeling fear, you know you're on the right track.
The most important thing is to actually take the first step and get started. Take that step today and begin accomplishing all of your goals right now.