As striving entrepreneurs, management is something we fight to avoid. And most of the time it’s pretty easy to spot: meetings just to meet, emails that blame others, etc. But from time to time, bureaucracy slowly waltzes in when we least expect it: when we are turning our ideas into reality.

I polled business-savvy Twitter followers for their reasons on the most common excuses for not following through. If a couple of these hits to close to home, it’s probably time for your company to implement a state of action.

Here are some of the common reasons ideas never turn into reality:

No inspiration
Inspiration comes from perspiration. The entire foundation of motivation is a trap. Don’t think about motivation. Just do it. Work harder, exercise more, stay on routine, or whatever. Do it without thinking about motivation. And then, what next? After you go about the things that needs to be done, that’s when motivation kicks in and makes it even easier for you to keep on keeping on.

Fearful of the competition
Just because someone is doing almost the same thing doesn’t mean you should give up. In reality, it’s a leading factor in why you should improve. As I have said in previous posts, competition lets you know you have the right idea by creating a market. It also keeps the fire underneath your feet.

Afraid of failure
If you push yourself past your boundaries, you will lose more than you win. That’s how you gain experience, how you grow, and how you become rich. The biggest mistake you can make is to never take any risks at all. Failure shows you what NOT to do the next time around.

No flow
Getting the day started can be hard. Once you’re sitting in your chair, you’re in your relax mode, and the silliest thing to do is to stay there. Another big mistake you can make is to set short-sighted goals from your relax zone. With the dream of fame and fortune whirling about in our minds, we make the wall too high to climb, failing to make the cut, and giving up because we’re disheartened. Instead, maintain flow by starting small, attaining your goals one bit at a time, and build from there.

You don’t have enough time
More time, like more money, hardly ever appears out of thin air. You have to burn energy for it. If you have a hard time finding “you time” (e.g. time for quiet, focused thinking, brainstorming, creating, etc.), consider making time for it, and work on the most important things first.

You need more time to plan
Human beings are bad at forecasting which ideas are going to be a major hit. As a result, almost every major advance forward has been preceded by a chain of unsuccessful or misguided executions. The point I’m trying to get at? Make more time for action, and less time for inaction.

You need to research more
If you think about genuine, world changing inventions and innovations – electricity, the light bulb, the microprocessor – all of them had the backing of the masses in the early stages. If you want to be a visionary, you have to see what others can’t even imagine. That’s why Apple doesn’t even conduct any market research.

Your ideas aren’t ready yet
Charles Darwin spent decades forming his theory of natural selection, and he intended to publish his research in a large extensive tome. But back in 1858, he received constant criticism from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace summarizing the theory he’d been working on for so long. Darwin decided to start fresh with a new theory and quickly published his now-famous theoretical, On the Origin of Species. With Wallace off his rear, think about how much time Darwin worked on his new theory? From time to time, it’s better to begin ahead of your projected launch date.

You have bills to pay
After you have achieved a small amount of success and security, you’ll probably do anything to remain in that comfort zone. But when the bills start to pile up, taking risks and spending time doing something innovative, you have to think twice about it. Worrying about bills will never turn your business into a legacy.