It helps you discover things. I promise you. How do I know all this?
Well, like I said, when you're frustrated with the process, you're more flexible, you're more open to new ideas, and you're more willing to take chances. The worst thing you can do is to stop thinking. So, do something. Don't just sit and stew. You are not stuck because you haven't done anything.
You are frustrated because you are not doing anything, which means there are things that are getting in the way. You're frustrated because the market is not moving at a rate that's going to make you rich in six months. Or you're frustrated because you don't have the right business plan to be successful. Or you're frustrated because someone is telling you to get rid of your product or service, and you are not listening to that person. There is always a problem, and you need to take responsibility for it. You get to take responsibility for the way you run your business. I bet they don't know how to work a spreadsheet! Here are the three steps for thinking about your business. First, ask a question about the problem or difficulty. Second, define what you think the problem or difficulty is. Third, define the thing you do that is going to solve the problem.
I want you to go back to what I said about not stopping to think. When you are stuck, go to where the problem is. Go to where you don't have answers. Go to the place where you can use thinking to learn. The only problem is, it's hard to know where to start. If you're like most entrepreneurs, you probably started out thinking about your business as a hobby, right? But that doesn't make it a hobby anymore does it? It's not an end in and of itself. You need to understand how to make something a business. To be successful, you need a plan. So get to work and start thinking. It's going to take time, but this is how you can find out what's going to be a problem for your business, what are the obstacles that are in the way, and who are the people in the way. You can solve any problem with a great idea. All you have to do is look for it.