What are you waiting for? Until the time is right? It never will be. Until your friends come around to the idea? They won’t. Nobody believes in your dream like you (and if you don’t believe in it well, Houston we have a problem). You may not mind waiting but Time does (mind). While you wait around, time is going on and things are happening – markets are changing, customers are changing, technology is changing, will your idea keep through the ages? Someone else might just go ahead and do the very thing you were sitting on and you’ll kick yourself.
“But… I don’t have the skills!” Learn them as you go, or find a skilled partner that is ready to move NOW.
“But I don’t have the money!” Apply for grants, borrow from family and banks, crowdfund on kickstarter.com, find an angel investor, or just scale the idea down to something your own pocket can manage.
“But I don’t have courage/ self-esteem/etc.!” This is the one that no one admits but the major obstacle of over 80% of dreams (by my amateur estimate). Fake it ’til you make it, whatever you work at becomes habit, so make confidence a habit.
“What if I get rejected?” You will, and often. But keep writing those letters and proposals. Keep producing your product and offering your service (with sensible modifications based on feedback of course!).
Right, I broke all your excuses, now go out there and get started on a dream NOW! and tell me about it in the comments.