What's stopping you is your lack of initiative. It's all about the desire to be more than what you are. This is what sets you apart from those who talk, but never walk.
A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom.
Socrates replied, "Come with me." He took the lad to the river, pushed the boy's head under water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head.
When the boy regained his composure, he asked him, "What did you most desire when you were underwater?"
"I wanted air," Said the boy.
Socrates said to him, "When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were underwater, then you will receive it".
Likewise, if you have an intense desire to pursue happiness through goal completion nothing can conquer your thirst for triumph besides you.
As Napoleon Hill said "Desire is the starting point of all great successes". A desire to be happy drives out fear of failure.
A desire to be successful drives out pessimistic habits of criticisms. A desire to be happy right now can be strong enough to make this demand occur. The strength of your desire determines the strength of your will power.
You must will yourself to do what you know you should do, even if you don't feel like it. Your mind is a bargaining center, whatever you ask, it will provide you. Want happiness, why wait. Start setting goals, become grateful and help others be whole again.
Let me share with you one of my favorite poems by J.B Rittenhouse:
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid."
All great successes and failures are preceded through a great desire. Crowned at the top of the sphere is a spot waiting for you. A place for the new happy goal oriented you. Bargain for more than a shine coin of George Washington. Bargain for the universe, you're sure to get it.
Are you guys ready to reach for the stars, just to get an ariel glimpse of the moon?
Jonathan Figaro, TheDropoutkid