I personally have a lot of difficulty getting myself to full execute an idea. I either get too anxious at the idea of the whole project or too ingrained in the details. I can’t find that happy medium where you know how the piece you’re working on fits into the whole while at the same time not fretting over every aspect of the piece I’m working on.
I’ve heard similar complaints from other people, so I guess the biggest issue I see is ourselves, the founders. Sometimes we need to get help to fixes those kinds of issues. I am, and I’ve slowly been getting better and more aware of the types of triggers that cause me to become anxious.
That feeling where you have a great idea but won’t finish it because you’ve never finished anything (to your satisfaction) is also a lie I and other content with. We/I need to realize that MVP sometimes should be to our satisfaction, even if we can continue to improve it.
If you have similar issues, seek a doctor (most won’t prescribe medicine and start with talk-therapy where you just discuss your thoughts and feelings). At least find a trusted friend and dump your thoughts onto them, often you’ll find that how you view yourself is very untrue.
While not only an issue with bootstrapped start ups, the stress of bootstrapping can exacerbate and magnify these issues.