Preparation. That’s it. That’s the trap.
Rather than write a paragraph, you buy a beautiful leather-bound notebook. Rather than schedule a meeting with the team to reset the project, you order a book about team leadership from Amazon. Rather than write the first three slides of the presentation, you spend an hour checking out design templates.
There is nothing wrong with a preparation. But it makes you feel like you are making progress. Until you start, you are not.
Write on a legal pad, not a leather-bound book. Send the email scheduling the meeting. Write the first three slides on a blank template – make it look pretty later.
Start before you’re ready. (* this advice originally from Iris)