Here’s a great way of viewing the world if you want to stay stuck out on the end of the proverbial diving board:

“I thought I wanted to XYZ. So why does it seem so hard? Why am I not in the mood to do it? Does that mean it’s not something I truly want?”

Instead of taking action, we’ll spin out and go into analysis.

“What does this mood mean? I must be doing the wrong thing. I must not be on the right path!”

Unless it’s something that will keep your butt firmly planted in your comfort zone, it doesn’t matter what you want to do — expect some kind of internal resistance.

Always. Always. And always.

Just because you’re not in the mood for something doesn’t mean you don’t want it. And even if you want something badly, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be in the mood to take action.

Expect to feel that resistance.

Instead of being paralyzed by analysis, test it. Try it out. Take the smallest action possible. Get into motion. Build some momentum. Gather data. Gather experiences.

Then make your course corrections based on actual experience vs your projected fears. Go find out what actually strengthens you, empowers you, and enlivens you.

(Hint: Many times it’s on the other side of what we’re not in the mood to do.)