Just do it.
Seth Godin has post a good post on the human tendency to over-rate the importance of the beginner and novice stages.
The problem in The Myth of Preparation:
We diddle around in the novice stage because we’re afraid. We polish (but not too much) and go to meetings (plenty of them) and look for deniability, spending hours and hours instead of shipping. And the product, in the end, is not so much better.
Go, give a speech. Go, start a blog. Go, ship that thing that you’ve been hiding. Begin, begin, begin and then improve. Being a novice is way overrated.
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