Cars, pencils and laptops lose value the more you use them. The funny thing about muscles is that the more you use them the better they get.
This is also true of your creativity muscles. The more you paint, the better painter you will become. The more you write, the better writer you will become. The more decisions you make, the better decision maker you will become. The more businesses you start, the better businessperson you will become.
If you continuously read about painting, but never actually pick up a paintbrush than your chances of success are minimal. If you continuously study about starting a business but don’t actually start one, than your chances of developing your “business creativity” muscles is minimal.
Its been said that 9 out of 10 businesses fail within a few years. Some see this as a reason not to start one. Others see this as a reason that they should get going sooner, so that they will get there quicker with the one that does make up for the other “failures”.
Reading books on business and never starting one is like staring at a running machine and hoping to get the six-pack. You actually have to get on the machine, even stumble a few times, before your muscles really begin to develop.