I just did some work and got kind of an immense feeling of satisfaction from doing some work. No, not from making money, just from getting something done that I needed to get done. It feels good to actually do something, doesn't it?
My point is, especially for newbies, there is an extremely easy trap to fall in to, that being information overload. There's so much information out there these days! Let's face it, IMers marketing in the IM niche are essentially information marketers. Well, I don't know if we have to face anything, guess it's pretty obvious.
But treat it like a job. Don't dread it, but just say, "I got to get this done. Got to take these steps on this new method or campaign I'm trying." Follow it to completion. Don't get distracted by this forum or some shiny new WSO, just get it done. Get done what you promised yourself you would.
The more productive you are, the better you will feel. Perhaps you will feel that high I'm feeling now. I don't get it every time I complete some tasks that albeit are quite simple, it's just the feeling of, Yeah, I'm doing it, I'm on my way, I'm getting there.
Fail or succeed with this campaign, at least I know I did it how I promised myself I would. And that's the key. Don't sell yourself short. You're working for yourself, basically, so why half-ass it?