"Just get going!"
"Just do it!"
"Go for it!"
All those are familiar prods to take that first step - riding your bicycle solo as a kid, putting your face in the water to swim, asking that gal or guy for a date. Scary, inhibiting, But you did it. And feel good about it.
So in the New Year, why not do the same with that idea for your startup? Go for it and learn something for life.
It's not going to kill you if it does not succeed as in your dreams. But you can gain a lot of valuable experience by trying.
The first step is one of a series, part of the process that made Silicon Valley famous. You can take the same steps, survive and even thrive.
BOTTOM LINE: The first step is the hardest, most scary. Serial entrepreneurs felt the same way. They stepped out and good things happened. The same can happen to you. So in this new year, act to make something out of that idea you have. Learn from the veterans. You'll be rewarded in many ways.
I wish you The Best on your Adventure!