We've previously noted that getting started is everything, but that only works if you have a place to start. Sometimes, you've formulated a plan, but many projects seem enormous and intimidating with no obvious place to begin. That's when you need to tinker.
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Thoughts and ideas blog the 99u explains why:
[A] funny thing often happens when you "just" start setting up and tinkering: you forget about the big, intimidating picture, and start taking small actions that will actually more the project forward. You begin by tweaking and tinkering, and before long, your imagination sparks into life and you're happily absorbed in the work. You've started in earnest without even noticing it.
When you don't know where to start, just tinker. Do something related to what you want to accomplish. You may not make a lot of progress in the project itself, but you'll find something you love about the work and start to illuminate the path towards accomplishment.