One of the first lessons I had to learn was how to give myself permission and it is one of the hardest things to do when you are starting out, We all have insecurities, that feeling of 'what if it goes all wrong?' 'What will people think of me?' It could be that you lack personal power, it could be that you are unsure of yourself or if you suffer from imposter syndrome. It could be that you are scared of failing.
Now, nobody knows what is going to happen and I don't know about you but I get ideas and not so great ones all the time. Having learnt the hard way and wasted the most invaluable resource of all which is time I certainly want to encourage you to build your own traffic light system of looking around, sounding people out, going online, doing market research and seeing what is out there before you apply your energies into something which can't go the distance you need it to, or abandon everything that isn't going to give you the impact, pay-off or outcomes you want it to. Time is precious remember, understand that success and failures leave tracks and sometimes it is better to understand the stories of people who have taken a path and either made it or failed so you can repeat their success or avoid their mistakes. However, once you have done that (and done it properly) you have to give yourself permission. You can't be waiting for other people to say it is ok or not. You can't be waiting on other people to show up and see something with the same importance as you because the reality is this is your dreams, your goals and your ambitions. The reality is, you are going to have to be the one who makes it happen.
So the question is: What are you waiting for?